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English definition of “sound”

sound

verb (SEEM)    /saʊnd/
sound good, interesting, strange, etc. A2 to seem good, interesting, strange, etc. from what is said or written: Your job sounds really interesting. I know it sounds silly, but I'll miss him when he's gone.Seeming and purporting to beFaking and pretending sound like/as if/as though B1 to seem like something, from what is said or written: That sounds like a good idea. It sounds like you've got a sore throat. It sounds as if they had a good holiday. You're going skiing with three friends? That sounds like fun.Seeming and purporting to beFaking and pretending sound angry, happy, rude, etc. B2 to seem angry, happy, rude, etc. when you speak: He sounded very depressed when we spoke on the phone yesterday. At the press conference, he sounded at his most relaxed.Seeming and purporting to beFaking and pretending
(Definition of sound verb (SEEM) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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