Meaning of “sound” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb us uk /saʊnd/
sound good/interesting/strange, etc

A2 to seem good/interesting/strange, etc, from what you have heard or read:

Your job sounds really interesting.

More examples

sound like/as if/as though

B1 to seem like something, from what you have heard or read:

That sounds like a really good idea.
I don't want to sound as if I'm trying to create extra problems.
sound angry/happy/rude, etc

B2 to seem angry/happy/rude, etc when you speak:

You don't sound too sure about it.

[ I, T ] to make a noise:

It looks and sounds like a real bird.
If the alarm sounds, you must leave the building immediately.

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