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present tense third-person singular of sound
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as in echoes
to continue or be repeated in a series of reflected sound waves the stranded hiker's cries for help sounded throughout the canyon

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verb (2)

present tense third-person singular of sound
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as in plumbs
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

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as in plunges
to cast oneself head first into deep water a whale suddenly surfaced and then, just as suddenly, sounded

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noun (1)

plural of sound
as in hearings
range of hearing wandered off, out of her parents' sight and sound

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noun (2)

plural of sound
as in channels
a narrow body of water between two land masses Long Island Sound is between Connecticut and Long Island, New York

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“Sounds.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/sounds. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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