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
go, go off, 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, New Zealand 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, passage, sea passage, strait, straits, neck, narrows, waterway, stretch of water
inlet, branch, arm, arm of the sea, 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

    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