Translation of "sound" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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soundnoun

uk /saʊnd/ us /saʊnd/

sound noun (NOISE)

A2 [ C or U ] something that you can hear or that can be heard

声音,声响
They could hear the sound of a bell tolling in the distance. 他们能听到远处的钟声。
She stood completely still, not making a sound. 她静静地站在那儿,一声不吭。
Suddenly we heard a loud knocking sound from the engine. 突然我们听见引擎发出响亮的砰砰声。
Sound can travel over very large distances in water. 声音在水中能传播得很远。

[ U ] the activity of recording and broadcasting sound such as from a performance of music or for a film

(音乐演出、电影等的)音响录制和播出,音响制作
a sound engineer/recording 音响师/录音

[ U ] the volume or quality of the sound of a television or film

(电视或电影的)音量,音色
Could you turn the sound down/up on the TV? 你把电视机的音量调低/高一点好吗?

[ C ] the particular quality of the music that a musician or a group of musicians produce

(个人或乐队的)音乐特色,音乐风格
The band's sound is a distinctive mixture of funk and rap. 这支乐队结合了乡土爵士乐和说唱乐的音乐风格,很有特色。

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sound noun (SEEM)

the sound of sth C2 [ S ]

how something seems to be, from what is said or written

…给人的印象(或感觉);…的言外之意
I like the sound of the beef in red wine sauce. 我喜欢牛肉浇红酒汁的感觉。
By/From the sound of it I don't think it was her fault. 听上去我认为不是她的错。
I'm going to be talking to over 90 people? I don't like the sound of that! 那么,我要和90多个人谈话,是吗?我可不喜欢那样!

sound noun (WATER PASSAGE)

[ C ] a passage of sea connecting two larger areas of sea, or an area of sea mostly surrounded by land

海湾,海峡
the Kalmar Sound 卡尔马海峡

soundverb

uk /saʊnd/ us /saʊnd/

sound verb (SEEM)

sound good, interesting, strange, etc.

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A2 to seem good, interesting, strange, etc. from what is said or written

听起来不错/听上去有意思/似乎很奇怪等
Your job sounds really interesting. 你的工作听起来真有趣。
I know it sounds silly, but I'll miss him when he's gone. 我知道这听起来很傻,但他走了我会想他的。
sound like/as if/as though

B1 to seem like something, from what is said or written

听起来像/似乎
That sounds like a good idea. 那听起来像是个不错的主意。
It sounds like you've got a sore throat. 你听上去好像喉咙有些发炎。
It sounds as if they had a good holiday. 听起来他们似乎度过了一个愉快的假期。
You're going skiing with three friends? That sounds like fun. 你要和3个朋友去滑雪?听起来很好玩。
sound angry, happy, rude, etc.

B2 to seem angry, happy, rude, etc. when you speak

听起来很生气/高兴/无礼等
He sounded very depressed when we spoke on the phone yesterday. 我们昨天通电话的时候,他听上去很沮丧。
At the press conference, he sounded at his most relaxed. 新闻发布会上,他听起来十分轻松。

sound verb (NOISE)

[ I or T ] to make a noise

(使)发声;(使)作响
If the alarm sounds, leave the building immediately. 如果警报声响起,马上离开大楼。
It sounds like a bird. 听起来像一只鸟。
He sounds (= speaks) just like someone I used to work with. 他说话很像我以前的一个同事。
Sounding the car's horn, she drove at high speed through the crowded streets. 她按响汽车喇叭,猛踩油门,飞速穿过熙熙攘攘的大街。
sound the alarm

to cause a noise to be made or say or shout a message to warn people about something

拉响警报;发出警报
Quick, sound the alarm - there's a fire in the machine room! 快,拉警报——机房里着火了!

sound verb (WATER DEPTH)

[ T ] to measure the depth of a mass of water, such as the sea, usually by sonar

(用声纳)测量…的水深
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Phrasal verb(s)

soundadjective

uk /saʊnd/ us /saʊnd/

sound adjective (GOOD CONDITION)

not broken or damaged; healthy; in good condition

无损伤的;完好的;健康的,健全的
It's an old building but it's still structurally sound. 这是一座老建筑物,但结构依然完好。
Considering his age, his body is surprisingly sound. 考虑到他的年龄,他的身体还是很不错的。
Was she of sound mind (= not mentally ill) at the time of the incident? 事故发生时,她精神没有问题吧?

sound adjective (GOOD JUDGMENT)

showing good judgment; able to be trusted

合理的,明智的;可靠的
She gave me some very sound advice. 她给了我一些非常好的建议。
Are these pesticides environmentally sound (= will they not damage the environment)? 这些杀虫剂是否对环境无害?
Government bonds are a sound investment. 购买政府债券是一种稳妥的投资。

sound adjective (COMPLETE)

complete

全面的,透彻的
How sound is her knowledge of the subject? 她对这一学科了解得是否透彻?

soundadverb, adjective [ before noun ]

uk /saʊnd/ us /saʊnd/

(of sleep) deep and peaceful

熟睡(的),酣睡(的)
He was sound asleep within moments of getting into bed. 他上床没多久就进入了梦乡。

(Translation of “sound” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)