Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Jingle bells, listening English for children, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia. Vibrations transmitted through an elastic solid or a liquid or gas, with frequencies in the approximate range of 20 to 20,000 hertz, capable of being detected by human organs of hearing.
The sensation stimulated in the organs of hearing by such vibrations in the air or other medium. Such sensations considered as a group. A distinctive noise: a hollow sound. The distance over which something can be heard: within sound of my voice. An articulation made by the vocal apparatus: a vowel sound. Auditory material that is recorded, as for a movie.
Music A distinctive style, as of an orchestra or singer. To make or give forth a sound: The siren sounded. To be given forth as a sound: The fanfare sounded. To present a particular impression: That argument sounds reasonable. To cause to give forth or produce a sound: sounded the gong.
To summon, announce, or signal by a sound: sound a warning. To express one’s views vigorously: was always sounding off about higher taxes. To count cadence when marching in military formation. Logic Of or relating to an argument in which all the premises are true and the conclusion follows from the premises.