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Synonyms for sound

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. soundnoun

    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 sensationnoun

    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. soundnoun

    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. soundnoun

    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, soundnoun

    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, soundnoun

    (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, soundnoun

    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. soundadjective

    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. soundadjective

    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, soundadjective

    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. soundadjective

    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, soundadjective

    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-groundedadjective

    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, effectualadjective

    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. soundadjective

    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, wakelessadjective

    (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. soundverb


    "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. soundverb

    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, goverb

    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. soundverb

    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. soundverb

    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, vocaliseverb

    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. soundverb

    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, soundverb

    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

Editors Contribution

  1. lilting

    a flowing sound

    the flute played a lilting tune

    Submitted by rinat on August 26, 2019  
  2. musicadjective

    name is every beat

    sounds of love

    Submitted by a.gaber4965 on April 5, 2022  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. soundadjective

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

  2. soundadjective

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

  3. soundadjective

    sane, well-balanced

  4. soundadjective

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

  5. soundadjective

    established, fixed, well-grounded

  6. soundadjective

    profound, unbroken, undisturbed, fast

  7. soundadjective

    heavy, lusty, forcible

  8. soundadjective

    orthodox, of the true faith, not heretical

  9. soundadjective

    soundly, profoundly

  10. soundnoun

    strait, narrows

  11. soundnoun

    air-bladder (of a fish)

  12. soundnoun

    noise, report

  13. soundverb

    resound, make a noise, give out a sound

  14. soundverb

    appear by the sound

  15. soundverb

    try the depth (of water), throw the lead

  16. soundverb

    cause to sound

  17. soundverb

    utter, express audibly

  18. soundverb

    celebrate (by sounds)

  19. soundverb

    measure, fathom, try the depth of

  20. soundverb

    examine, test, try

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  1. Ja Du:

    I think things that made no sense to most people make sense to us on an individual level in almost every person, like a swelling feeling you feel when you listen to dramatic music, it’s all sound and vibration but something in it relates to your soul on such a subconscious level that you connect with it, and [ that’s ] how I feel about the Filipino culture.

  2. Senate Republicans:

    Flag on the play ? - Email us at HALFTIMEREPORT@FOXNEWS.COMwith your tips, comments or questions. SCOREBOARD Trump net job-approval rating : -18.4 points Change from one week ago : down 0.8 points [ President Trump’s score is determined by subtracting President Trump average job disapproval rating inthe five most recent, methodologically sound public polls from President Trump average approval rating, calculated in the same fashion. ] ‘ WE HAVE THE VOTES ’ WaPo :.

  3. Jessa Seewald:

    It’s right to say ‘here’s what I believe, here’s my values,’ even if you’ve made stupid mistakes or failures, if you’ve had failures in your past it doesn’t mean you can’t be changed. I think that’s where, I think the real issue is people are making this sound like it happened yesterday.

  4. Ashley Rodgers:

    My daughter was laying on the bed sleeping and I went to take my son to the bathroom, we heard a sound upstairs and we see a raccoon run down the steps. PHILADELPHIA CITY COUNCIL APPROVES BILL TO REMOVE BULLETPROOF GLASS FROM STOREFRONTS.

  5. Geoffrey Neighor:

    I've been thinking about that old Zen conundrum what's the sound of one hand clapping My personal opinion--nothing. You don't have two hands, you don't have any clapping. It's as simple as that. Stars, galaxies, clapping hands, what's the point The point is that we all need somebody, whether you're a supercluster or a little proton, a yin or a yang. Everybody is hooked into everybody else.

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