sound check

Definition of sound check

:a test of sound equipment
  • They did a sound check before the concert.

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

check play
  1. : exposure of a chess king to an attack from which he must be protected or moved to safety

  2. : a sudden stoppage of a forward course or progress : arrest

  3. : a checking of an opposing player (as in ice hockey)

  1. : to put (a chess king) in check

  2. : rebuke, reprimand

  3. : to slow or bring to a stop : brake

  1. used to express assent or agreement


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