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Synonyms 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"

    speech sound, strait, auditory sensation, phone, audio

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

  2. sound, auditory sensation(noun)

    the subjective sensation of hearing something

    "he strained to hear the faint sounds"

    speech sound, strait, auditory sensation, phone, audio

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

  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"

    speech sound, strait, auditory sensation, phone, audio

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

  4. sound(noun)

    the sudden occurrence of an audible event

    "the sound awakened them"

    speech sound, strait, auditory sensation, phone, audio

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

  5. audio, sound(noun)

    the audible part of a transmitted signal

    "they always raise the audio for commercials"

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

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

  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

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

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

  7. strait, sound(noun)

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

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

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

  8. sound(adj)

    a large ocean inlet or deep bay

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

    speech sound, strait, auditory sensation, phone, audio

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

  9. sound(adj)

    financially secure and safe

    "sound investments"; "a sound economy"

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

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

  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"

    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)

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

  11. sound(adj)

    in good condition; free from defect or damage or decay

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

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

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

  12. good, sound(adj)

    in excellent physical condition

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

    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

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

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

    logically valid

    "a sound argument"

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

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

  14. legal, sound, effectual(adj)

    having legal efficacy or force

    "a sound title to the property"

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

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

  15. sound(adj)

    free from moral defect

    "a man of sound character"

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

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

  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"

    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

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

  17. sound(verb)


    "a sound thrashing"

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

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

  18. sound(verb)

    appear in a certain way

    "This sounds interesting"

    vocalise, voice, vocalize, fathom, go

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

  19. sound, go(verb)

    make a certain noise or sound

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

    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

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

  20. sound(verb)

    give off a certain sound or sounds

    "This record sounds scratchy"

    vocalise, voice, vocalize, fathom, go

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

  21. sound(verb)

    announce by means of a sound

    "sound the alarm"

    vocalise, voice, vocalize, fathom, go

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

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

    utter with vibrating vocal chords

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

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

  23. sound(verb)

    cause to sound

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

    vocalise, voice, vocalize, fathom, go

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

  24. fathom, sound(verb)

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

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

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

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. lilting

    a flowing sound

    the flute played a lilting tune

    Submitted by rinat on August 26, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. sound(a.)

    whole, entire, unbroken, undecayed, uninjured, perfect, faultless, good, firm, strong

  2. sound(a.)

    healthy, hearty, hale, hardy, vigorous, in health, in good health, not diseased

  3. sound(a.)

    sane, well-balanced

  4. sound(a.)

    correct, true, valid, solid, weighty, reasonable, rational, sensible, judicious

  5. sound(a.)

    established, fixed, well-grounded

  6. sound(a.)

    profound, unbroken, undisturbed, fast

  7. sound(a.)

    heavy, lusty, forcible

  8. sound(a.)

    orthodox, of the true faith, not heretical

  9. sound(ad.)

    soundly, profoundly

  10. sound(n.)

    strait, narrows

  11. sound(n.)

    air-bladder (of a fish)

  12. sound(n.)

    noise, report

  13. sound(v. n.)

    resound, make a noise, give out a sound

  14. sound(v. n.)

    appear by the sound

  15. sound(v. n.)

    try the depth (of water), throw the lead

  16. sound(v. a.)

    cause to sound

  17. sound(v. a.)

    utter, express audibly

  18. sound(v. a.)

    celebrate (by sounds)

  19. sound(v. a.)

    measure, fathom, try the depth of

  20. sound(v. a.)

    examine, test, try

How to pronounce sound?

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How to use sound in a sentence?

  1. Chuang-tzu:

    You will always find an answer in the sound of water. Chuang-tzu

  2. Ry Cooder:

    A microphone has a certain range. It's not as good as your ears, but it will capture an enclosed space, the harmonic content in a room. Nice old tube mikes do that pretty well. And that's a good sound.

  3. William Wordsworth:

    I am already kindly disposed towards you. My friendship it is not in my power to give: this is a gift which no man can make, it is not in our own power: a sound and healthy friendship is the growth of time and circumstance, it will spring up and thrive like a wildflower when these favour, and when they do not, it is in vain to look for it.

  4. Elizabeth Goudge:

    Most of the basic truths of life sound absurd at first hearing.

  5. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    Here is the world, sound as a nut, perfect, not the smallest piece of chaos left, never a stitch nor an end, not a mark of haste, or botching, or second thought; but the theory of the world is a thing of shreds and patches.

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