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English definition of “sound”

sound

adjective (GOOD JUDGMENT)    /saʊnd/
showing good judgment ; able to be trusted : She gave me some very sound advice . Are these pesticides environmentally sound (= will they not damage the environment )? Government bonds are a sound investment .Wise and sensible
(Definition of sound adjective (GOOD JUDGMENT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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