Meaning of SOUND in English

SOUND

I.

noun

1 sth you hear

ADJECTIVE

▪ big , deafening , loud , powerful

We need a big powerful ~ from the trumpets in the final passage.

▪ audible

▪ faint , little , soft

▪ high , high-pitched

▪ deep , low

▪ clean , clear , sharp

He produces a good clean ~ on his flute.

▪ piercing

▪ muffled

▪ amazing , beautiful , good , lovely , pleasing , sweet

His film opens with the sweet ~ of birdsong.

▪ awful , horrible , sickening

There was a sickening ~ as his head made contact with the concrete.

▪ familiar

▪ different , strange

We experimented with different ~s.

▪ distinctive

▪ haunting

▪ beeping , booming , buzzing , clanking , clicking , etc.

▪ metallic

▪ electronic

▪ hollow

▪ distorted

▪ distant

the distant ~ of church bells

▪ musical

▪ guitar , piano , etc.

She tried to describe what made a good guitar ~.

▪ speech , vowel

▪ natural

the mixing of recorded and natural ~

▪ ambient

There's a lot of ambient ~ in this film.

VERB + SOUND

▪ hear , listen for , listen to

He listened for ~s of movement.

▪ emit , make , produce , pronounce , transmit , utter

What's making that awful creaking ~?

Three bones transmit ~s to the inner ear.

He didn't utter a single ~ throughout the meeting.

▪ use

She uses all the ~s available to a 21st-century composer.

▪ be filled with

The room was filled with the ~ of laughter.

▪ awake to , be woken by , wake to , wake up to

I awoke to the ~ of rain.

▪ be interrupted by

▪ jump at

He jumped at the ~ of my voice.

SOUND + VERB

▪ carry , travel

Sound carries well over calm water.

▪ come

A strange ~ came from the box.

My mouth moved but no ~ came out.

▪ echo , fill , ring out

A hollow ~ echoed through the room.

▪ die away , fade , fade away

▪ grow louder

SOUND + NOUN

▪ wave

▪ effect

▪ bite

As a politician he is a master of the 30-second ~ bite.

PREPOSITION

▪ at the ~ of

He turned around at the ~ of footsteps behind him.

▪ without a ~

The door opened without a ~.

▪ ~ of

the ~ of breaking glass

▪ ~ from

There was a strange ~ from downstairs.

PHRASES

▪ break the ~ barrier

▪ the speed of ~

2 the sound from TV, radio, etc.

ADJECTIVE

▪ mono , stereo , surround

▪ recorded

▪ great

a game with good graphics and great ~

VERB + SOUND

▪ turn down , turn off , turn up

Can you turn the ~ up?

▪ get

SOUND + NOUN

▪ level , quality

▪ system

a stereo ~ system

▪ recording

▪ engineer

▪ card

3 of musicians

ADJECTIVE

▪ live

The band developed a formidable live ~.

▪ different , new , unique

▪ beautiful , great

Franz Ferdinand have a great ~ that's their own.

▪ signature

the band's signature ~

VERB + SOUND

▪ create , develop

The Moog synthesizer created a whole new ~.

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NOTE: Sounds

▪ give a … 

The dog gave a low growl.

▪ let out a … 

He let out a blood-curdling scream.

▪ hear … 

We heard the peal of church bells.

▪ with a … 

The vase fell to the ground with a great crash.

▪  … of

a roar of laughter

a snort of derision

the whine of an engine

II.

verb

Sound is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑ alarm , ↑ bell , ↑ buzzer , ↑ doorbell , ↑ explosion , ↑ fire alarm , ↑ footstep , ↑ horn , ↑ instrument , ↑ intercom , ↑ music , ↑ name , ↑ recording , ↑ singer , ↑ siren , ↑ song , ↑ thunder , ↑ tone , ↑ trumpet , ↑ warning , ↑ whistle

Sound is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ alarm , ↑ alert , ↑ bell , ↑ call , ↑ cool , ↑ fanfare , ↑ fun , ↑ horn , ↑ note , ↑ retreat , ↑ siren , ↑ trumpet , ↑ warning , ↑ whistle

III.

adj.

1 in good condition

VERBS

▪ be , look , seem

ADVERB

▪ extremely , fairly , very , etc.

▪ reasonably

The roof is in reasonably ~ condition.

▪ structurally

Is the building structurally ~?

PHRASES

▪ safe and ~ (= not hurt)

We finally arrived home safe and ~.

2 sensible

VERBS

▪ be , seem

ADVERB

▪ extremely , fairly , very , etc.

That seems like fairly ~ advice.

▪ perfectly

She had a perfectly ~ reason for acting as she did.

▪ basically , fundamentally

▪ ecologically , environmentally , financially , ideologically , scientifically , technically , theoretically

It was a financially ~ investment.

Sound is used with these nouns: ↑ advice , ↑ archive , ↑ argument , ↑ barrier , ↑ base , ↑ basis , ↑ capability , ↑ card , ↑ check , ↑ clip , ↑ common sense , ↑ economy , ↑ effect , ↑ engineer , ↑ file , ↑ finance , ↑ footing , ↑ foundation , ↑ fundamentals , ↑ investment , ↑ judgement , ↑ knowledge , ↑ management , ↑ mix , ↑ pattern , ↑ plan , ↑ practice , ↑ quality , ↑ reason , ↑ reasoning , ↑ recording , ↑ reflection , ↑ reproduction , ↑ science , ↑ sculpture , ↑ signal , ↑ sleep , ↑ start , ↑ strategy , ↑ studio , ↑ system , ↑ tape , ↑ technician , ↑ thrashing , ↑ vibration , ↑ wave

IV.

adv.

Sound is used with these adjectives: ↑ asleep

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