sound

sound
I
adjective
1) (strong or in good condition: The foundations of the house are not very sound; He's 87, but he's still sound in mind and body.) sano, sólido, firme
2) ((of sleep) deep: She's a very sound sleeper.) profundo
3) (full; thorough: a sound basic training.) completo, severo
4) (accurate; free from mistakes: a sound piece of work.) bueno, sólido
5) (having or showing good judgement or good sense: His advice is always very sound.) juicioso, sensato, acertado, consistente
- soundness
- sound asleep

II
1. noun
1) (the impressions transmitted to the brain by the sense of hearing: a barrage of sound; (also adjective) sound waves.) sonido
2) (something that is, or can be, heard: The sounds were coming from the garage.) ruido, sonido, voces
3) (the impression created in the mind by a piece of news, a description etc: I didn't like the sound of her hairstyle at all!) idea

2. verb
1) (to (cause something to) make a sound: Sound the bell!; The bell sounded.) tocar, hacer sonar
2) (to signal (something) by making a sound: Sound the alarm!) sonar, resonar
3) ((of something heard or read) to make a particular impression; to seem; to appear: Your singing sounded very good; That sounds like a train.) sonar, parecer
4) (to pronounce: In the word `pneumonia', the letter p is not sounded.) pronunciar(se)
5) (to examine by tapping and listening carefully: She sounded the patient's chest.) auscultar
- soundlessly
- sound effects
- soundproof

3. verb
(to make (walls, a room etc) soundproof.) insonorizar

III
verb
(to measure the depth of (water etc).) sondar
- sound out
sound1 adj sólido / bueno / fuerte / seguro
a sound investment una inversión segura
to be sound asleep estar profundamente dormido
sound2 n
1. sonido
faster than the speed of sound más rápido que la velocidad del sonido
2. ruido
we heard a strange sound oímos un ruido extraño
3. volumen
can you turn the sound up? ¿puedes subir el volumen?
sound3 vb
1. parecer
from what he says it sounds like a wonderful hotel por lo que dice, parece un hotel maravilloso
2. sonar
if the alarm sounds, leave the building si suena la alarma, abandona el edificio
sound
tr[saʊnd]
adjective
1 (healthy) sano,-a
of sound mind en su sano juicio, en pleno uso de sus facultades
safe and sound sano,-a y salvo,-a
2 (solid) sólido,-a, firme; (in good condition) en buen estado
3 (sensible) sensato,-a, acertado,-a; (valid) sólido,-a, lógico,-a, razonable; (responsible) responsable, formal, de fiar; (reliable, safe) seguro,-a
a sound piece of advice un bueno consejo
he's got a sound grasp of Italian domina el italiano
her knowledge of modern history is sound sus conocimientos de historia moderna son sólidos
a sound investment una inversión segura
4 (thorough) completo,-a; (severe) severo,-a
a sound training una formación sólida
a sound examination un examen a fondo
a sound beating una buena paliza
5 (of sleep) profundo,-a
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SMALLIDIOMATIC EXPRESSION/SMALL
to be as sound as a bell (person) estar sano,-a 2 (thing) estar en perfectas condiciones, estar en perfecto estado
to be sound asleep estar profundamente dormido,-a
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sound
tr[saʊnd]
noun
1 SMALLGEOGRAPHY/SMALL estrecho, brazo de mar
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sound
tr[saʊnd]
noun
1 (gen) sonido; (musical) sonido, son nombre masculino; (noise) ruido
I heard the sound of voices oí (unas) voces
the sound of the guitar el son de la guitarra
the sound was so bad we couldn't hear the singer el sonido era tan malo que no oímos al cantante
without a sound sin hacer ruido
the speed of sound la velocidad del sonido
I was born within the sound of Bow bells desde donde nací se oyen las campanas de la iglesia de Bow
2 SMALLTELEVISION/SMALL (volume) volumen nombre masculino
turn the sound up/down sube/baja el volumen
3 (impression, idea) idea
I don't like the sound of this esto se está poniendo feo, esto me da mala espina
I quite like the sound of that podría estar bien
by/from the sound of it, he's getting on fine por lo visto las cosas le van bien
transitive verb
1 (bell, horn, trumpet) tocar, hacer sonar; (alarm) dar (la señal de); (retreat) tocar
2 SMALLLINGUISTICS/SMALL pronunciar
intransitive verb
1 (bell, horn, alarm, etc) sonar, resonar
2 (seem) parecer; (give impression) sonar
how does that sound? ¿qué te parece eso?
it sounds lovely me parece estupendo
it sounds as if she knows what she's doing parece que sabe lo que hace
you sound like you've got a cold parece que estés resfriado
you sound different tu voz suena distinta
he sounds just like my brother es igual que mi hermano
does this sentence sound right to you? ¿te suena bien esta frase?
it sounds like Mozart (me) suena a Mozart
it sounds like a lie me huele a mentira
3 SMALLLINGUISTICS/SMALL pronunciarse, sonar
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SMALLIDIOMATIC EXPRESSION/SMALL
sound barrier barrera del sonido
sound card tarjeta de sonido
sound check prueba de sonido
sound effects efectos nombre masculino plural sonoros
sound engineer ingeniero,-a de sonido
sound wave onda sonora
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sound
tr[saʊnd]
transitive verb
1 SMALLMARITIME/SMALL sondar
2 SMALLMEDICINE/SMALL (gen) sondar; (chest) auscultar
noun
1 SMALLMEDICINE/SMALL sonda
sound ['saʊnd] vt
1) : sondar (en navegación)
2) or to sound out probe: sondear
3) : hacer sonar, tocar (una trompeta, etc.)
sound vi
1) : sonar
the alarm sounded: la alarma sonó
2) seem: parecer
sound adj
1) healthy: sano
safe and sound: sano y salvo
of sound mind and body: en pleno uso de sus facultades
2) firm, solid: sólido
3) sensible: lógico, sensato
4) deep: profundo
a sound sleep: un sueño profundo
sound n
1) : sonido m
the speed of sound: la velocidad del sonido
2) noise: sonido m, ruido m
I heard a sound: oí un sonido
3) channel: brazo m de mar, canal m (ancho)
sound
adj.
confiable adj.
firme adj.
ileso, -a adj.
macizo, -a adj.
razonable adj.
sano, -a adj.
sonido, -a adj.
sólido, -a adj.
n.
ruido s.m.
son s.m.
sonda s.f.
sonido s.m.
tañido s.m.
toque s.m.
v.
fondear v.
hondear v.
sonar v.
sondear v.
tocar v.

I saʊnd
1) noun
Sense I
2) u c
a) (noise) sonido m; (unpleasant, disturbing) ruido m

we heard the sound of footsteps — oímos (unos) pasos

don't make a sound! — no hagas ni el menor ruido!

there wasn't a sound to be heard — no se oía absolutamente nada

he woke up to the sound of birds singing — se despertó con el canto de los pájaros

b) (of music, instrument) sonido m
c) (Ling) sonido m

a vowel sound — un sonido vocálico

3) u
a) (Phys) sonido m; (before n)

the sound barrier — la barrera del sonido

a sound wave — una onda sonora

b) (Audio, Rad, TV) sonido m

turn the sound up/down — sube/baja el volumen; (before n)

sound effects — efectos mpl sonoros

4) (impression conveyed) (colloq) (no pl)

I don't like the sound of that at all — eso no me huele nada bien

by o from the sound of it, everything's going very well — parece que or por lo visto todo marcha muy bien

Sense II
5) c
a) (channel) paso m, estrecho m
b) (inlet) brazo m

II
1.
intransitive verb
1)
a) (give impression) sonar*

your voice sounds o you sound different on the phone — tu voz suena distinta por teléfono

you sound as if o as though you could do with a rest — me da la impresión de que no te vendría mal un descanso

it sounds as if o as though they're here now — (por el ruido) parece que ya están aquí

that sounds like Susan now — ésa debe (de) ser Susan

b) (seem) parecer*

we'll leave at ten; how does that sound to you? — saldremos a las diez ¿qué te parece?

it sounds as if o as though you had a great time — parece que lo pasaste fenomenal

sounds like fun! — (colloq) qué divertido!

2) (make noise, resound) \<\<bell/alarm\>\> sonar*

2.
vt
1)
a) \<\<trumpet/horn\>\> tocar*, hacer* sonar

the chairman sounded a note of warning in his speech — en su discurso, el presidente llamó a la cautela

b) (articulate) \<\<letter/consonant\>\> pronunciar
Phrasal Verbs:

III
adjective -er, -est
1)
a) (healthy) sano

safe and sound — sano y salvo

I, Peter Smith, being of sound mind ... — (frml) yo, Peter Smith, (estando) en pleno uso de mis facultades ... (frml)

b) (in good condition) <basis/foundation> sólido, firme; <timber> en buenas condiciones
2)
a) (valid) <reasoning/knowledge> sólido; <advice/decision> sensato
b) (reliable) <colleague/staff> responsable, formal
3)
a) (deep) <sleep> profundo
b) (hard, thorough)

a sound spanking — una buena paliza


IV
adverb -er, -est

sound asleep — profundamente dormido


I [saʊnd]
1. N
1) (Phys) sonido m

the speed of sound — la velocidad del sonido

2) (=noise) ruido m

the sound of footsteps — el ruido de pasos

the sound of breaking glass — el ruido de cristales que se rompen/rompían

consonant sounds — consonantes fpl, sonidos mpl consonánticos

I didn't hear a sound — no oí ni un ruido

don't make a sound! — ¡no hagas el menor ruido!

not a sound was to be heard — no se oía or (esp LAm) sentía ruido alguno

to the sound of the national anthem — al son del himno nacional

they were within sound of the camp — el campamento estaba al alcance del oído

he opened the door without a sound — abrió la puerta sin hacer nada de ruido

3) (=volume) volumen m

can I turn the sound down? — ¿puedo bajar el volumen?

4) (=musical style)

the Glenn Miller sound — la música de Glenn Miller

5) (fig) (=impression)

by the sound of it — según parece

I don't like the sound of it — (film etc) por lo que he oído, no me gusta nada; (situation) me preocupa, me da mala espina

2. VT
1) [+ horn, trumpet] tocar, hacer sonar; [+ bell] tocar; [+ alarm, warning] dar; [+ praises] cantar, entonar

to sound the charge — (Mil) tocar la carga

sound your horn! — (Aut) ¡toca el claxon!

to sound a note of warning — (fig) dar la señal de alarma

to sound the retreat — (Mil) tocar la retirada

2) (=pronounce) pronunciar

sound your "r"s more — pronuncia más claro la "r"

to sound the "d" in "hablado" — pronunciar la "d" en "hablado"

3. VI
1) (=emit sound) sonar

the bell sounded — sonó el timbre

a cannon sounded a long way off — se oyó un cañón a lo lejos, sonó or resonó un cañón a lo lejos

2) (=appear to be)
a) (from aural clues) sonar

it sounds hollow — suena a hueco

he sounds Italian to me — por la voz, diría que es italiano

he sounded angry — parecía enfadado

it sounds like French — suena a francés

that sounds like them arriving now — parece que llegan ahora

b) (from available information) sonar, parecer

it sounds very odd — suena muy raro

that sounds interesting — eso suena interesante

it sounds as if or as though she won't be coming — parece que no va a venir

how does it sound to you? — ¿qué te parece?

that sounds like a good idea — eso parece buena idea

she sounds like a nice girl — parece una chica simpática

4.
CPD

sound archive N — archivo m de sonido

sound barrier N — barrera f del sonido

sound bite N — cita f jugosa

sound card N — (Comput) tarjeta f de sonido

sound effect N — efecto m sonoro

sound engineer N — ingeniero(-a) m / f de sonido

sound file N — (Comput) fichero m de sonido

sound law N — ley f fonética

sound library N — fonoteca f

sound mixer N(=engineer) ingeniero(-a) m / f de sonido

sound recording N — grabación f sonora

sound recordist N — (TV) registrador(a) m / f de sonido

sound shift N — cambio m de pronunciación

sound system N — (Ling) sistema m fonológico; (=hi-fi) cadena f de sonido

sound truck N(US) furgón m publicitario

sound wave N — (Phys) onda f sonora

- sound off

II
[saʊnd]
VT
1) (Naut) sondar
2) (Med) [+ chest] auscultar; [+ cavity, passage] sondar

to sound sb's chest — auscultar el pecho a algn


III [saʊnd]
1. ADJ
(compar sounder) (superl soundest)
1) (=in good condition) sano; [constitution] robusto; [structure] sólido, firme

to be sound in mind and body — ser sano de cuerpo y de espíritu

in sound condition — en buenas condiciones

to be of sound mind — estar en su cabal juicio

- be as sound as a bell
safe 1., 1)
2) (=well-founded) [argument] bien fundado, sólido; [ideas, opinions] válido, razonable; [investment] bueno, seguro; [training] sólido; [decision, choice] acertado

his reasoning is perfectly sound — su argumentación es perfectamente válida

she gave me some sound advice — me dio un buen consejo

he's sound enough on the theory — tiene una preparación sólida en cuanto a la teoría

3) (=dependable) [person] formal, digno de confianza

he's a very sound man — es un hombre formal or digno de confianza

he's a sound worker — es buen trabajador, trabaja con seriedad

4) (=thorough)

to give sb a sound beating — dar a algn una buena paliza

5) (=deep, untroubled) [sleep] profundo
2.
ADV

to be sound asleep — estar profundamente dormido

I shall sleep the sounder for it — por eso dormiré más tranquilamente


IV
[saʊnd]
N (Geog) estrecho m, brazo m de mar
* * *

I [saʊnd]
1) noun
Sense I
2) u c
a) (noise) sonido m; (unpleasant, disturbing) ruido m

we heard the sound of footsteps — oímos (unos) pasos

don't make a sound! — no hagas ni el menor ruido!

there wasn't a sound to be heard — no se oía absolutamente nada

he woke up to the sound of birds singing — se despertó con el canto de los pájaros

b) (of music, instrument) sonido m
c) (Ling) sonido m

a vowel sound — un sonido vocálico

3) u
a) (Phys) sonido m; (before n)

the sound barrier — la barrera del sonido

a sound wave — una onda sonora

b) (Audio, Rad, TV) sonido m

turn the sound up/down — sube/baja el volumen; (before n)

sound effects — efectos mpl sonoros

4) (impression conveyed) (colloq) (no pl)

I don't like the sound of that at all — eso no me huele nada bien

by o from the sound of it, everything's going very well — parece que or por lo visto todo marcha muy bien

Sense II
5) c
a) (channel) paso m, estrecho m
b) (inlet) brazo m

II
1.
intransitive verb
1)
a) (give impression) sonar*

your voice sounds o you sound different on the phone — tu voz suena distinta por teléfono

you sound as if o as though you could do with a rest — me da la impresión de que no te vendría mal un descanso

it sounds as if o as though they're here now — (por el ruido) parece que ya están aquí

that sounds like Susan now — ésa debe (de) ser Susan

b) (seem) parecer*

we'll leave at ten; how does that sound to you? — saldremos a las diez ¿qué te parece?

it sounds as if o as though you had a great time — parece que lo pasaste fenomenal

sounds like fun! — (colloq) qué divertido!

2) (make noise, resound) \<\<bell/alarm\>\> sonar*

2.
vt
1)
a) \<\<trumpet/horn\>\> tocar*, hacer* sonar

the chairman sounded a note of warning in his speech — en su discurso, el presidente llamó a la cautela

b) (articulate) \<\<letter/consonant\>\> pronunciar
Phrasal Verbs:

III
adjective -er, -est
1)
a) (healthy) sano

safe and sound — sano y salvo

I, Peter Smith, being of sound mind ... — (frml) yo, Peter Smith, (estando) en pleno uso de mis facultades ... (frml)

b) (in good condition) <basis/foundation> sólido, firme; <timber> en buenas condiciones
2)
a) (valid) <reasoning/knowledge> sólido; <advice/decision> sensato
b) (reliable) <colleague/staff> responsable, formal
3)
a) (deep) <sleep> profundo
b) (hard, thorough)

a sound spanking — una buena paliza


IV
adverb -er, -est

sound asleep — profundamente dormido


English-spanish dictionary. 2013.

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