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English definition of “sound”

sound

noun     /saʊnd/
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 )?Sound and its properties
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.Sound and its properties
(Definition of sound noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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