What is sound?

  • (noun): The particular auditory effect produced by a given cause.
    Example: "The sound of rain on the roof"; "the beautiful sound of music"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on sound:

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-wave radios, and sound projectionist ...
Kim Deal - Equipment - Bass Guitars
... on "Dig for Fire" for its "lazier, growlier sound" that was "not as boingy-boingy-sproingy" ... Man Stingray – Added in time for Bossanova "because it was active and had a different sound" and became her main live bass "because it was a ... Deal described it as having a "weird, organ-y sound" ...
Freetekno - Organization
... There is no central organizing body for freetekno sound systems or parties ... Sound systems start up between friends ... are invited to contribute and sometimes up to eighty sound systems attend ...
Telephony
... in which telephonic equipment is employed in the transmission of speech or other sound between points, with or without the use of wires ... 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 ...
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 ...

More definitions of "sound":

  • (adv): Deeply or completely.
    Example: "Is sound asleep"
    Synonyms: soundly
  • (noun): The audible part of a transmitted signal.
    Synonyms: audio
  • (verb): Make a certain noise or sound.
    Synonyms: go
  • (adj): Thorough.
    Example: "A sound thrashing"
  • (adj): Financially secure and safe.
    Example: "Sound investments"; "a sound economy"
  • (adj): Reflects weight of sound argument or evidence.
    Example: "A sound argument"
    Synonyms: reasoned, well-grounded
  • (noun): The sudden occurrence of an audible event.
    Example: "The sound awakened them"
  • (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
  • (adj): Free from moral defect.
    Example: "A man of sound character"
  • (verb): Measure the depth of (a body of water) with a sounding line.
    Synonyms: fathom
  • (verb): Give off a certain sound or sounds.
    Example: "This record sounds scratchy"
  • (noun): A narrow channel of the sea joining two larger bodies of water.
    Synonyms: strait
  • (verb): Appear in a certain way.
    Example: "This sounds interesting"
  • (verb): Cause to sound.
    Example: "Sound the bell"; "sound a certain note"
  • (verb): Announce by means of a sound.
    Example: "Sound the alarm"
  • (adj): Having legal efficacy or force.
    Example: "A sound title to the property"
    Synonyms: legal
  • (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"
  • (adj): In excellent physical condition.
    Example: "A sound mind in a sound body"
    Synonyms: good
  • (adj): In good condition; free from defect or damage or decay.
    Example: "A sound timber"; "the wall is sound"; "a sound foundation"
  • (noun): A large ocean inlet or deep bay.
    Example: "The main body of the sound ran parallel to the coast"
  • (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

Famous quotes containing the word sound:

    Music proposes. Sound disposes.
    Babette Deutsch (1895–1982)

    The old coat that I wear is Concord; it is my morning robe and study gown, my working dress and suit of ceremony, and my nightgown after all. Cleave to the simplest ever. Home,—home,—home. Cars sound like cares to me.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    But one sound always rose above the clamor of busy life and, no matter how much of a tintinnabulation, was never confused and, for a moment lifted everything into an ordered sphere: that of the bells.
    Johan Huizinga (1872–1945)