Synonyms of sound in English

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noun

1‘she heard the sound of the car driving away’

SYNONYMS

noise, note, din, racket, row, bang, report, hubbub, resonance, reverberation

ANTONYMS

silence

2‘the sound of the flute’

SYNONYMS

music, tones, note, chord

3‘they do not like the sound of her plans’

SYNONYMS

idea, thought, concept, impression, prospect, description

4‘the cemetery nestled beneath the cliffs, within sound of the sea’

SYNONYMS

hearing distance, hearing, distance, earshot, range


verb

1‘the buzzer sounded’

SYNONYMS

resonate, resound, reverberate, blow, blare

ring, chime, peal, toll, ding, clang

2‘engine drivers must sound their whistle’

SYNONYMS

operate, set off

play, blow, blast, toot, blare

ring, chime, peal, toll, ding, clang

literary wind

3‘do you sound the ‘h’ in ‘Doha’?’

SYNONYMS

pronounce, verbalize, voice, enunciate, articulate, vocalize, say

rare enounce

4‘a Labour backbencher sounded a warning’

SYNONYMS

utter, express, voice, speak, pronounce, declare, announce, deliver, put into words, intone

5‘it sounds a crazy idea’

SYNONYMS

appear to be, appear, look, look to be, look like, seem, seem to be, have the air of being, have the appearance of being, create the impression of being, give the impression of being, strike someone as being, give every indication of being

6‘you sound as though you really believe that’

SYNONYMS

appear, look, seem

create the impression that, give the impression that, strike someone that, give every indication that

informal look like


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adjective

1‘your heart is as sound as a young man's’

SYNONYMS

healthy, in good condition, toned, fit, physically fit, hale and hearty, in good shape, in fine fettle, in trim, disease-free, undamaged, uninjured, unimpaired

ANTONYMS

unhealthy

2‘it is a very sound building’

SYNONYMS

well built, solid, well constructed, substantial, strong, sturdy, stout, durable, stable, intact, whole, undamaged, unimpaired

ANTONYMS

unsafe, flimsy

3‘that is very sound advice’

SYNONYMS

well founded, well grounded, valid, reasonable, logical, solid, weighty, authoritative, convincing, cogent, plausible, credible, reliable

ANTONYMS

unsound

4‘a sound judge of character’

SYNONYMS

reliable, dependable, trustworthy, fair

good, sensible, intelligent, wise, judicious, sagacious, astute, shrewd, perceptive, percipient

ANTONYMS

unreliable

5‘the company is financially sound’

SYNONYMS

solvent, able to pay its debts, debt-free, not in debt, out of debt, in the black, in funds, in credit, creditworthy, of good financial standing, solid, secure

rare unindebted

ANTONYMS

insolvent, in debt, bankrupt

6‘a sound sleep’

SYNONYMS

deep, undisturbed, unbroken, uninterrupted, untroubled, peaceful

ANTONYMS

shallow, light, broken, fitful

7‘such people should be given a sound thrashing’

SYNONYMS

thorough, proper, real, regular, complete, total, veritable, without reserve, unqualified, out-and-out, thoroughgoing, downright, absolute, drastic, severe

informal damn, right, royal, right royal

Australian NZ informal fair

ANTONYMS

slight


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verb

1‘he was sounding the depth of the river with a pole’

SYNONYMS

measure, gauge, determine, test, investigate, survey, take a reading of, plumb, fathom, probe


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noun

1‘he cast off and headed back across the sound’

SYNONYMS

channel, neck, narrows, waterway, stretch of water

inlet, branch, fjord, creek, bay, voe

estuary, firth


Phrases

    sound off

      ‘he sounds off on the human costs of offshoring’

      SYNONYMS

      speak at length, talk at length, speak, talk, go on, hold forth

      declaim, discourse, spout, expatiate, pontificate, orate, preach, sermonize

      lecture, harangue, fulminate, rant

      informal

      spiel, speechify, preachify, drone on

      rare

      perorate

    sound someone out

      1‘he sounded people out and found the responses favourable’

      SYNONYMS

      canvass, test the opinions of, survey, poll, question, interview, sample

      test the water, see how the land lies

      informal

      pump

      sound

      2‘officials arrived to sound out public opinion’

      SYNONYMS

      investigate, test, check, examine, probe, carry out an investigation of, conduct a survey of, research, research into, carry out research into, explore, look into, canvass, elicit

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