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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 of 1sound echo, reecho, resonate, resound, soundWords Related to 1sound ring, rollNear Antonyms of 1sound damp, dampen, deaden, dull, quiet

  2. 2 to give the impression of being the idea at least sounds plausible Synonyms of 1sound act, appear, come across (as), come off (as), feel, look, make, soundWords Related to 1sound 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 of 1sound air, expound, give, look, raise, sound, state, vent, ventilate, voiceWords Related to 1sound 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 of 1sound censor, restrain, restrictAntonyms of 1sound 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 of 1sound advertise, annunciate, blare, blaze, blazon, broadcast, declare, enunciate, flash, give out, herald, placard, post, proclaim, promulgate, publicize, publish, release, sound, trumpetWords Related to 1sound 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 of 1sound 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 of 2sound fathom, plumb Words Related to 2sound 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 of 2sound pitch, plunge, soundWords Related to 2sound dip, immerse, submerge; belly flop, plump, plunk (or plonk)Near Antonyms of 2sound surface


sound

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of sound

  1. range of hearing wandered off, out of her parents' sight and sound Synonyms of 1sound hail, hearing, soundWords Related to 1sound 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 of 2sound narrows, neck, sound, straitWords Related to 2sound 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 of sound analytic (or analytical), coherent, consequent, good, rational, reasonable, sensible, logical, valid, well-founded, well-groundedWords Related to sound a posteriori, a priori, syllogistic; cognitive, empirical (also empiric); defendable, defensible, justifiable, maintainable, supportable, sustainable, tenableNear Antonyms of sound 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 of sound 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 of sound able-bodied, bouncing, fit, hale, hearty, robust, healthy, well, well-conditioned, whole, wholesomeWords Related to sound 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 of sound 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 of sound 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 of sound bombproof, fast, firm, stable, stalwart, strong, sturdyWords Related to sound dependable, durable, reliable; infrangible, irrefragable, unbreakable; beefy, solid; cohesive, toughNear Antonyms of sound infirm, insecure, weak; shaky, tottering, tottery, unbalanced, wobbly (also wabbly); unsubstantialAntonyms of sound rickety, unsound, unstable, unsteady

Synonym Discussion of sound

healthy, sound, wholesome, robust, hale, well mean enjoying or indicative of good health. healthy implies full strength and vigor as well as freedom from signs of disease.
    • a healthy family
sound emphasizes the absence of disease, weakness, or malfunction.
    • a sound heart
wholesome implies appearance and behavior indicating soundness and balance.
    • a face with a wholesome glow
robust implies the opposite of all that is delicate or sickly.
    • a lively, robust little boy
hale applies particularly to robustness in old age.
    • still hale at the age of eighty
well implies merely freedom from disease or illness.
    • she has never been a well person

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