Meaning of “sound” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun us uk /saʊnd/
Extra Examples
Can we make the sound any clearer?The machine emits a high-pitched sound when you press the button.The sound grew louder and louder.I heard the sound of laughter in the room next door.The crowd scattered at the sound of gunshots.

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

I could hear the sounds of the city through the open window.
She stood completely still, not making a sound.
Can you turn the sound up (= make a radio, television, etc louder)?
the sound of sth informal

how something seems to be, from what you have been told or heard:

I like the sound of the beef in red wine sauce.
He's really enjoying college, by the sound of it.

(Definition of “sound noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)