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Antonyms for sound

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sound(noun)

    the particular auditory effect produced by a given cause

    "the sound of rain on the roof"; "the beautiful sound of music"

    silence, quiet, risky, wildcat, unreasonable, uncomplete, unsound, invalid, incomplete, rotted, shallow, decayed, long, unrighteous, unhealthy, speculative, corroded, high-risk, bad, rotten

    speech sound, strait, auditory sensation, phone, audio

  2. sound, auditory sensation(noun)

    the subjective sensation of hearing something

    "he strained to hear the faint sounds"

    quiet, silence, shallow, decayed, unsound, risky, uncomplete, unhealthy, corroded, invalid, bad, speculative, high-risk, unreasonable, long, wildcat, unrighteous, rotted, rotten, incomplete

    speech sound, strait, auditory sensation, phone, audio

  3. sound(noun)

    mechanical vibrations transmitted by an elastic medium

    "falling trees make a sound in the forest even when no one is there to hear them"

    silence, quiet, unsound, rotted, risky, corroded, incomplete, speculative, high-risk, invalid, bad, rotten, wildcat, uncomplete, unrighteous, unreasonable, shallow, decayed, long, unhealthy

    speech sound, strait, auditory sensation, phone, audio

  4. sound(noun)

    the sudden occurrence of an audible event

    "the sound awakened them"

    quiet, silence, incomplete, speculative, invalid, rotted, unsound, rotten, long, wildcat, unreasonable, corroded, risky, bad, decayed, shallow, uncomplete, high-risk, unhealthy, unrighteous

    speech sound, strait, auditory sensation, phone, audio

  5. audio, sound(noun)

    the audible part of a transmitted signal

    "they always raise the audio for commercials"

    silence, quiet, high-risk, unsound, incomplete, decayed, corroded, long, shallow, rotten, wildcat, invalid, speculative, risky, unhealthy, unrighteous, bad, rotted, unreasonable, uncomplete

    sound recording, audio frequency, phone, audio recording, audio, strait, auditory sensation, speech sound

  6. phone, speech sound, sound(noun)

    (phonetics) an individual sound unit of speech without concern as to whether or not it is a phoneme of some language

    silence, quiet, risky, decayed, unrighteous, high-risk, unsound, rotted, bad, long, invalid, unreasonable, incomplete, corroded, wildcat, unhealthy, rotten, uncomplete, speculative, shallow

    telephone, speech sound, earphone, telephone set, phone, audio, strait, headphone, auditory sensation, earpiece

  7. strait, sound(noun)

    a narrow channel of the sea joining two larger bodies of water

    quiet, silence, rotted, wildcat, high-risk, decayed, long, corroded, uncomplete, invalid, risky, incomplete, unsound, unreasonable, bad, speculative, shallow, rotten, unrighteous, unhealthy

    straits, phone, audio, strait, auditory sensation, pass, speech sound

  8. sound(adj)

    a large ocean inlet or deep bay

    "the main body of the sound ran parallel to the coast"

    quiet, silence, unsound, high-risk, rotten, corroded, invalid, risky, rotted, bad, decayed, unhealthy, unrighteous, long, unreasonable, speculative, shallow, wildcat, incomplete, uncomplete

    speech sound, strait, auditory sensation, phone, audio

  9. sound(adj)

    financially secure and safe

    "sound investments"; "a sound economy"

    silence, quiet, speculative, unhealthy, unsound, rotten, invalid, shallow, unreasonable, corroded, decayed, rotted, uncomplete, wildcat, high-risk, long, risky, unrighteous, bad, incomplete

    heavy, intelligent, wakeless, profound, good, legal, healthy, reasoned, well-grounded, level-headed, levelheaded, effectual

  10. healthy, intelligent, levelheaded, level-headed, sound(adj)

    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 his decision"

    quiet, silence, decayed, speculative, bad, incomplete, unhealthy, rotten, risky, rotted, long, wildcat, high-risk, shallow, unsound, invalid, uncomplete, unrighteous, unreasonable, corroded

    levelheaded, reasoning(a), good, salubrious, well-informed, sizable, wakeless, well-grounded, sizeable, effectual, thinking(a), hefty, profound, healthy, heavy, reasoned, legal, respectable, intelligent, goodly, goodish, level-headed, tidy, good for you(p)

  11. sound(adj)

    in good condition; free from defect or damage or decay

    "a sound timber"; "the wall is sound"; "a sound foundation"

    silence, quiet, invalid, corroded, high-risk, risky, incomplete, unrighteous, long, rotted, unhealthy, unsound, rotten, uncomplete, bad, decayed, wildcat, unreasonable, shallow, speculative

    heavy, intelligent, wakeless, profound, good, legal, healthy, reasoned, well-grounded, level-headed, levelheaded, effectual

  12. good, sound(adj)

    in excellent physical condition

    "good teeth"; "I still have one good leg"; "a sound mind in a sound body"

    quiet, silence, decayed, shallow, invalid, speculative, corroded, bad, rotted, rotten, unreasonable, risky, uncomplete, unsound, long, wildcat, unhealthy, unrighteous, high-risk, incomplete

    dear, good, beneficial, in effect(p), unspoiled, effectual, skillful, secure, serious, effective, wakeless, well-grounded, upright, legal, salutary, in force(p), skilful, practiced, heavy, dependable, estimable, intelligent, expert, levelheaded, just, level-headed, healthy, proficient, full, honest, profound, respectable, undecomposed, unspoilt, ripe, safe, adept, reasoned, honorable, well(p), right, near

  13. reasoned, sound, well-grounded(adj)

    logically valid

    "a sound argument"

    silence, quiet, unrighteous, decayed, unreasonable, shallow, unsound, wildcat, risky, invalid, unhealthy, corroded, rotted, rotten, bad, long, incomplete, uncomplete, speculative, high-risk

    heavy, intelligent, wakeless, profound, good, legal, healthy, reasoned, well-grounded, level-headed, levelheaded, effectual

  14. legal, sound, effectual(adj)

    having legal efficacy or force

    "a sound title to the property"

    silence, quiet, corroded, long, wildcat, unsound, unrighteous, unreasonable, bad, shallow, speculative, decayed, unhealthy, rotted, uncomplete, invalid, risky, high-risk, rotten, incomplete

    heavy, effective, wakeless, efficacious, profound, good, legal, healthy, reasoned, intelligent, level-headed, well-grounded, levelheaded, effectual

  15. sound(adj)

    free from moral defect

    "a man of sound character"

    quiet, silence, rotten, unreasonable, unhealthy, decayed, uncomplete, corroded, bad, unsound, shallow, unrighteous, speculative, incomplete, high-risk, wildcat, invalid, risky, long, rotted

    heavy, intelligent, wakeless, profound, good, legal, healthy, reasoned, well-grounded, level-headed, levelheaded, effectual

  16. heavy, profound, sound, wakeless(adj)

    (of sleep) deep and complete

    "a heavy sleep"; "fell into a profound sleep"; "a sound sleeper"; "deep wakeless sleep"

    silence, quiet, speculative, unsound, unreasonable, invalid, high-risk, rotted, wildcat, corroded, decayed, rotten, incomplete, bad, long, unhealthy, shallow, unrighteous, uncomplete, risky

    laboured, sullen, laborious, reasoned, overweight, toilsome, effectual, intemperate, with child(p), wakeless, good, dense, grueling, unsounded, heavy(p), threatening, grave, legal, cloggy, heavy(a), large(p), clayey, enceinte, intelligent, grievous, fleshy, levelheaded, weighed down, hard, weighty, impenetrable, level-headed, gruelling, well-grounded, expectant, lumbering, ponderous, backbreaking, unfathomed, sonorous, great(p), profound, operose, fundamental, heavy, arduous, big(a), labored, unplumbed, punishing, gravid, big(p), healthy, lowering, leaden

  17. sound(verb)


    "a sound thrashing"

    quiet, silence, unrighteous, unreasonable, rotten, shallow, unsound, uncomplete, decayed, wildcat, rotted, long, incomplete, bad, invalid, speculative, corroded, risky, unhealthy, high-risk

    heavy, intelligent, wakeless, profound, good, legal, healthy, reasoned, well-grounded, level-headed, levelheaded, effectual

  18. sound(verb)

    appear in a certain way

    "This sounds interesting"

    quiet, silence, unreasonable, bad, unhealthy, invalid, unsound, unrighteous, incomplete, shallow, uncomplete, speculative, wildcat, rotted, long, decayed, corroded, high-risk, rotten, risky

    vocalise, voice, vocalize, fathom, go

  19. sound, go(verb)

    make a certain noise or sound

    "She went `Mmmmm'"; "The gun went `bang'"

    silence, quiet, wildcat, unreasonable, rotten, unrighteous, bad, uncomplete, decayed, shallow, rotted, invalid, long, unsound, corroded, risky, incomplete, high-risk, unhealthy, speculative

    drop dead, pop off, operate, belong, buy the farm, give-up the ghost, work, choke, go away, get, rifle, cash in one's chips, get going, kick the bucket, run, blend, function, lead, endure, live, pass away, perish, run short, survive, croak, plump, move, extend, conk, fit, vocalise, blend in, become, run low, conk out, locomote, break, proceed, last, decease, give out, go, depart, vocalize, give way, hold up, snuff it, pass, hold out, start, fail, expire, die, travel, break down, exit, fathom, live on, voice, go bad

  20. sound(verb)

    give off a certain sound or sounds

    "This record sounds scratchy"

    quiet, silence, unsound, wildcat, risky, decayed, long, unhealthy, invalid, corroded, uncomplete, bad, shallow, unrighteous, speculative, high-risk, rotten, incomplete, unreasonable, rotted

    vocalise, voice, vocalize, fathom, go

  21. sound(verb)

    announce by means of a sound

    "sound the alarm"

    silence, quiet, high-risk, incomplete, unhealthy, wildcat, rotted, corroded, speculative, long, decayed, bad, invalid, unrighteous, shallow, unreasonable, uncomplete, rotten, unsound, risky

    vocalise, voice, vocalize, fathom, go

  22. voice, sound, vocalize, vocalise(verb)

    utter with vibrating vocal chords

    silence, quiet, speculative, rotted, risky, long, unsound, shallow, bad, incomplete, unreasonable, decayed, unrighteous, invalid, corroded, unhealthy, wildcat, high-risk, uncomplete, rotten

    phonate, vocalise, enunciate, vowelize, voice, fathom, vocalize, go, articulate, vowelise

  23. sound(verb)

    cause to sound

    "sound the bell"; "sound a certain note"

    quiet, silence, unhealthy, unsound, speculative, long, risky, shallow, invalid, unreasonable, uncomplete, wildcat, unrighteous, rotted, high-risk, bad, corroded, decayed, rotten, incomplete

    vocalise, voice, vocalize, fathom, go

  24. fathom, sound(verb)

    measure the depth of (a body of water) with a sounding line

    quiet, silence, unhealthy, rotten, shallow, incomplete, speculative, high-risk, long, uncomplete, rotted, wildcat, risky, unsound, unreasonable, unrighteous, corroded, decayed, invalid, bad

    vocalise, penetrate, voice, fathom, vocalize, bottom, go

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. sound

    Sound is the sensation produced through the organs of hearing or the physical cause of this sensation. Sound is the most comprehensive word of this group, applying to anything that is audible. Tone is sound considered as having some musical quality or as expressive of some feeling; noise is sound considered without reference to musical quality or as distinctly unmusical or discordant. Thus, in the most general sense noise and sound scarcely differ, and we say almost indifferently, "I heard a sound," or "I heard a noise." We speak of a fine, musical, or pleasing sound, but never thus of a noise. In music, tone may denote either a musical sound or the interval between two such sounds, but in the most careful usage the latter is now distinguished as the "interval," leaving tone to stand only for the sound. Note in music strictly denotes the character representing a sound, but in loose popular usage it denotes the sound also, and becomes practically equivalent to tone. Aside from its musical use, tone is chiefly applied to that quality of the human voice by which feeling is expressed; as, he spoke in a cheery tone; the word is similarly applied to the voices of birds and other animals, and sometimes to inanimate objects. As used of a musical instrument, tone denotes the general quality of its sounds collectively considered.

    noise, note, tone

Editors Contribution

  1. mementos

    Submitted by anonymous on October 7, 2019  

How to use sound in a sentence?

  1. Diana Menya:

    To prevent a disease, we have to take action. We have eradicated many conditions, and especially infectious diseases, so can we not eradicate non-communicable diseases like cancer ? this is going to sound quite ambitious, but for me the best endgame will be a cancer-free Kenya by preventing cancers from occurring in the first place -- catching it before it catches the patients.

  2. John Episcopo:

    Someone yelled, ‘Run for your life!’ and I looked up and it was gray, there was this static sound and we all just ran in different directions, i was thrown about 30 feet, landed in a walkway and just curled up and prayed.

  3. Matt Denton and Joshua Lee:

    We had a sound system in their heads.

  4. Dan Morehead:

    I realize that price may sound ludicrous to some today. But $5,000 sounded equally ludicrous as our first written price forecast when we launched Pantera Bitcoin Fund at $65 per bitcoin, just saying that there's more than a 50-50 chance bitcoin goes up – and goes up big.

  5. Confucius:

    What is the sound of one hand clapping

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