What is sound?

  • (noun): (phonetics) an individual sound unit of speech without concern as to whether or not it is a phoneme of some language.
    Synonyms: phone, speech sound
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on sound:

Freetekno - Organization
... There is no central organizing body for freetekno sound systems or parties ... Sound systems start up between friends ... All artists are invited to contribute and sometimes up to eighty sound systems attend ...
Telephony
... in the transmission of speech or other sound between points, with or without the use of wires ... To break the term down into further detail, telephony is the science of translating sound into electrical signals, transmitting them, and then converting them back to sound that ...
Kim Deal - Equipment - Bass Guitars
... On the Bossanova album, the Precision was used on "Dig for Fire" for its "lazier, growlier sound" that was "not as boingy-boingy-sproingy" ... in time for Bossanova "because it was active and had a different sound" and became her main live bass "because it was a little less country-sounding than the Fender" ... Deal described it as having a "weird, organ-y sound" ...
Warcraft III: Reign Of Chaos - Sound
... One of the signatures of Blizzard games are the unit quotes ... If a single unit is clicked four or more times in a row, the unit's voice samples become increasingly comical ...
1970 In Music - Classical Music
6 for piano and electronic sound Morton Feldman – Madame Press Died Last Week at Ninety The Viola in My Life 1, 2 and 3 Luc Ferrari – Presque rien No. 9 Karlheinz Stockhausen – Expo for three players with short-wave radios, and sound projectionist Mantra for two pianos and live electronics Pole for two players with short ...

More definitions of "sound":

  • (noun): The particular auditory effect produced by a given cause.
    Example: "The sound of rain on the roof"; "the beautiful sound of music"
  • (adj): Reflects weight of sound argument or evidence.
    Example: "A sound argument"
    Synonyms: reasoned, well-grounded
  • (noun): A large ocean inlet or deep bay.
    Example: "The main body of the sound ran parallel to the coast"
  • (adj): Free from moral defect.
    Example: "A man of sound character"
  • (noun): The sudden occurrence of an audible event.
    Example: "The sound awakened them"
  • (noun): Mechanical vibrations transmitted by an elastic medium.
    Example: "Falling trees make a sound in the forest even when no one is there to hear them"
  • (verb): Appear in a certain way.
    Example: "This sounds interesting"
  • (verb): Measure the depth of (a body of water) with a sounding line.
    Synonyms: fathom
  • (verb): Make a certain noise or sound.
    Synonyms: go
  • (adj): Financially secure and safe.
    Example: "Sound investments"; "a sound economy"
  • (adj): Thorough.
    Example: "A sound thrashing"
  • (adj): Having legal efficacy or force.
    Example: "A sound title to the property"
    Synonyms: legal
  • (verb): Give off a certain sound or sounds.
    Example: "This record sounds scratchy"
  • (adv): Deeply or completely.
    Example: "Is sound asleep"
    Synonyms: soundly
  • (adj): In excellent physical condition.
    Example: "A sound mind in a sound body"
    Synonyms: good
  • (verb): Cause to sound.
    Example: "Sound the bell"; "sound a certain note"
  • (adj): In good condition; free from defect or damage or decay.
    Example: "A sound timber"; "the wall is sound"; "a sound foundation"
  • (noun): The audible part of a transmitted signal.
    Synonyms: audio
  • (adj): Exercising or showing good judgment.
    Example: "A sound approach to the problem"; "sound advice"; "no sound explanation for his decision"
    Synonyms: healthy, intelligent, levelheaded
  • (verb): Announce by means of a sound.
    Example: "Sound the alarm"
  • (noun): A narrow channel of the sea joining two larger bodies of water.
    Synonyms: strait

Famous quotes containing the word sound:

    Let not the sound of shallow foppery enter
    My sober house.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    I am already kindly disposed towards you. My friendship it is not in my power to give: this is a gift which no man can make, it is not in our own power: a sound and healthy friendship is the growth of time and circumstance, it will spring up and thrive like a wildflower when these favour, and when they do not, it is in vain to look for it.
    William Wordsworth (1770–1850)

    Universal suffrage is sound in principle. The radical element is right.
    Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822–1893)