sound and fury

Definition of sound and fury

:loud and angry words that attract a lot of attention but do nothing useful
  • The town meeting created lots of sound and fury, but no resolution.

Word by Word Definitions

sound play
  1. : free from injury or disease

  2. : free from flaw, defect, or decay

  3. : solid, firm

  1. : to the full extent : thoroughly

  1. : a particular auditory impression : tone

  2. : the sensation perceived by the sense of hearing

  3. : mechanical radiant energy that is transmitted by longitudinal pressure waves in a material medium (such as air) and is the objective cause of hearing

  1. : to cause to sound

  2. : pronounce

  3. : to put into words : voice

  1. : a long broad inlet of the ocean generally parallel to the coast

  2. : a long passage of water connecting two larger bodies (such as a sea with the ocean) or separating a mainland and an island

  3. : the air bladder of a fish

  1. : to measure the depth of : fathom

  2. : to try to find out the views or intentions of : probe

  3. : to explore or examine (a body cavity) with a sound

  1. : an elongated instrument for exploring or sounding body cavities

fury play
  1. : intense, disordered, and often destructive rage

  2. : any of the avenging deities in Greek mythology who torment criminals and inflict plagues

  3. : an avenging spirit


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