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sound

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of sound

  1. 1 to continue or be repeated in a series of reflected sound waves <the stranded hiker's cries for help sounded throughout the canyon> Synonyms echo, reecho, resonate, resound, soundRelated Words ring, rollNear Antonyms damp, dampen, deaden, dull, quiet

  2. 2 to give the impression of being <the idea at least sounds plausible> Synonyms act, appear, come across (as), come off (as), feel, look, make, soundRelated Words dissemble, pretend; recall, resemble, suggest; hint, imply, insinuate

  3. 3 to make known (as an idea, emotion, or opinion) <a person who certainly isn't shy about sounding her opinions> Synonyms air, expound, give, look, raise, sound, state, vent, ventilate, voiceRelated Words advertise, announce, declare, enounce, enunciate, proclaim, say; broadcast, circulate, disseminate, publish; describe, write, write up; sound off, speak out, speak up; chime in; communicate, convey, put across, put over; offer, submitNear Antonyms censor, restrain, restrictAntonyms stifle, suppress

  4. 4 to make known openly or publicly <the grand opening of the region's newest and largest mall has been loudly sounded for months> Synonyms advertise, annunciate, blare, blaze, blazon, broadcast, declare, enunciate, flash, give out, herald, placard, post, proclaim, promulgate, publicize, publish, release, sound, trumpetRelated Words bark, call (off or out), cry; bill, billboard, bulletin, gazette [chiefly British]; knell, ring, toll; blurb, feature, pitch, plug, promote, puff; disseminate, spread; disclose, divulge, introduce, kithe [chiefly Scottish], manifest, report, reveal, show; advise, apprise, hand down, inform, notify; communicate, impart, intimateNear Antonyms conceal, hush (up), silence, suppress, withhold; recall, recant, retract, revoke




sound

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of sound

  1. 1 to measure the depth of (as a body of water) typically with a weighted line <the pilot sounded the river to make sure we weren't in any danger of running aground> Synonyms fathom, plumb Related Words gauge (also gage), scale, span; remeasure, replumb

  2. 2 to cast oneself head first into deep water <a whale suddenly surfaced and then, just as suddenly, sounded> Synonyms pitch, plunge, soundRelated Words dip, immerse, submerge; belly flop, plump, plunk (or plonk)Near Antonyms surface




sound

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of sound

  1. range of hearing <wandered off, out of her parents' sight and sound> Synonyms hail, hearing, soundRelated Words volume; distance, sight




sound

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of sound

  1. a narrow body of water between two land masses <Long Island Sound is between Long Island, New York, and Connecticut> Synonyms narrows, neck, sound, straitRelated Words arm, bay, gulf, inlet; roads, roadstead; reach, stretch




sound

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of sound

  1. 1 according to the rules of logic <sound reasoning alone should tell you that the result is invalid> Synonyms analytic (or analytical), coherent, consequent, good, rational, reasonable, sensible, logical, valid, well-founded, well-groundedRelated Words a posteriori, a priori, syllogistic; cognitive, empirical (also empiric); defendable, defensible, justifiable, maintainable, supportable, sustainable, tenableNear Antonyms casuistic (or casuistical), eristic (also eristical), fallacious, misleading, sophistic (or sophistical), specious; unarticulated; unscientific; absurd, cockeyed, crazy, daffy, fatuous, half-baked, half-witted, harebrained, insane, loony (also looney), mad, nonsensical, nutty, preposterous, simpleminded, stupid, weak-minded, witless; senseless, thoughtless; uncompelling, unconvincingAntonyms illegitimate, illogical, incoherent, inconsequent, inconsequential, invalid, irrational, unreasonable, unsound, weak

  2. 2 enjoying health and vigor <the horse is getting along in years, but still perfectly sound> Synonyms able-bodied, bouncing, fit, hale, hearty, robust, healthy, well, well-conditioned, whole, wholesomeRelated Words hard, hardy, iron, lusty, rugged, stalwart, strong, sturdy, tough; ambulatory, nondisabled, uncrippled; active, agile, chipper, lively, sprightful, sprightly, spry, vigorous, vital; blooming, clean-cut, flourishing, flush, prospering, thriving; all right, good, rightNear Antonyms decrepit, enfeebled, feeble, infirm, run-down, sickened, sickly, weak, weakened, weakly, worn-out; challenged, crippled, debilitated, differently abled, disabled, halt, incapacitated, lame; delicate, fragile, frail; emaciated, gaunt, haggard, malnourished, undernourished; afflicted, troubled; bad, poorlyAntonyms ailing, diseased, ill, sick, unfit, unhealthy, unsound, unwell

  3. 3 marked by the ability to withstand stress without structural damage or distortion <the shed looks flimsy, but it's actually surprisingly sound> Synonyms bombproof, fast, firm, stable, stalwart, strong, sturdyRelated Words dependable, durable, reliable; infrangible, irrefragable, unbreakable; beefy, solid; cohesive, toughNear Antonyms infirm, insecure, weak; shaky, tottering, tottery, unbalanced, wobbly (also wabbly); unsubstantialAntonyms rickety, unsound, unstable, unsteady




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