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sounds, plural;
  1. In good condition; not damaged, injured, or diseased
    • - they returned safe and sound
    • - he was not of sound mind
  2. Based on reason, sense, or judgment
    • - sound advice for healthy living
    • - the scientific content is sound
  3. Competent, reliable, or holding acceptable views
    • - he's a bit stuffy, but he's very sound on his law
  4. Financially secure
    • - she could get her business on a sound footing for the first time
  5. (of sleep) Deep and undisturbed

  6. (of a person) Tending to sleep deeply
    • - I am a sound sleeper
  7. Severe
    • - such people should be given a sound thrashing
  1. Ascertain (the depth of water), typically by means of a line or pole or using sound echoes

  2. Examine (a person's bladder or other internal cavity) with a long surgical probe

  3. Question (someone), typically in a cautious or discreet way, as to their opinions or feelings on a subject
    • - we'll sound out our representatives first
  4. Inquire into (someone's opinions of feelings) in this way
    • - officials arrived to sound out public opinion at meetings in factories
  5. (esp. of a whale) Dive down steeply to a great depth

  1. A narrow stretch of water forming an inlet or connecting two wider areas of water such as two seas or a sea and a lake

  1. Soundly
    • - he was sound asleep

  1. financially secure and safe; "sound investments"; "a sound economy"
  2. appear in a certain way; "This sounds interesting"
  3. the particular auditory effect produced by a given cause; "the sound of rain on the roof"; "the beautiful sound of music"
  4. the subjective sensation of hearing something; "he strained to hear the faint sounds"
  5. healthy: exercising or showing good judgment; "healthy scepticism"; "a healthy fear of rattlesnakes"; "the healthy attitude of French laws"; "healthy relations between labor and management"; "an intelligent solution"; "a sound approach to the problem"; "sound advice"; "no sound explanation for ...
  6. make a certain noise or sound; "She went `Mmmmm'"; "The gun went `bang'"
  7. Sound is the fourth studio album by British band Dreadzone. It was released in 2001 on Ruff Life Records.
  8. Sound is an independent, Filipino, Jazz band composed of Dru Ubaldo (drums), Erwin Fajardo (keyboards), Sach Castillo (vocals/guitars), Francis Magat (bass).
  9. Sound was a weekly music, entertainment and chat show that broadcasted on BBC2 as part of the BBC Switch teen strand. It is presented by Radio One DJs Annie Mac and Nick Grimshaw.
  10. Sound is the first single by Colorama, released July 28, 2008 on Red Bricks Recordings.
  11. Sound is a music style from Chile that originates from cumbia and draws influence from Argentine Cumbia villera and Tecnocumbia. Sound music is also known in Chile as Música Tropical. In deference to Tecnocumbia Sound has faster beat. ...
  12. In geography a sound or seaway is a large sea or ocean inlet larger than a bay, deeper than a bight, wider than a fjord, or it may identify a narrow sea or ocean channel between two bodies of land (see also strait).
  13. A sensation perceived by the ear caused by the vibration of air or some other medium; A vibration capable of causing this; A distinctive style and sonority of a particular musician, orchestra etc; To produce a sound; To convey an impression by one's sound; To arise or to be recognizable as ...
  14. (sounding) The action of the verb to sound; Testing with a probe; A measured depth of water; The act of inserting of a thin metal rod into the urethra of the penis for medical or sexual purposes; Emitting a sound
  15. (Sounding) A plot of the vertical profile of temperature and dew point (and often winds) above a fixed location. Soundings are used extensively in severe weather forecasting, e.g. ...
  16. (Sounding) In geophysics, a survey method whereby the geometry and/or frequency of an array of sensors is varied so as to measure the physical properties of the earth as a function of depth beneath the configuration. The alternative is usually profiling.
  17. (Sounding) Same as an upper air observation, but commonly used to refer to a single complete radiosonde observation.
  18. (Sounding) The vertical distribution of temperature, moisture, wind speed (and direction) over a location.
  19. (sounding) A set of data measuring the vertical structure of an atmospheric parameter (temperature, humidity, pressure, winds, etc.) at a given time.
  20. (sounding) Repeatedly vocalizing "therapeutic" sounds, such as "AUM." Aum (Om) is an alleged manifestation of spiritual power and the most sacred syllable of Hinduism.
  21. (sounding) The display of the flukes in a deep dive, also called "terminal dive", after a series of shallow dives.
  22. (sounding) The operation of measuring the depth from the free surface to the bed.
  23. (sounding) a technique to evaluate the condition of hardened concrete by striking the surface with a hammer; sound concrete will exhibit a clear ringing sound, whereas dull or hollow sounds indicate delaminated areas. (See also chain drag.)
  24. (sounding) clue is for an answer which sounds the same as the true answer, but spelt differently, e.g. more composed sounding fate = KARMA (sounds like "calmer")
  25. Sounding is a method of measuring the depth of a body of water by dropping a weight attached to a rope and letting it hit the bottom.