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sound

verb
 
 
/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.Seeming and purporting to beFaking and pretending
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.Seeming and purporting to beFaking and pretending
sound angry/happy/rude, etc B2 to seem angry/happy/rude, etc when you speak: You don't sound too sure about it.Seeming and purporting to beFaking and pretending
[I, T] to make a noise: It looks and sounds like a real bird. If the alarm sounds, you must leave the building immediately.Sounds made by objects, movement or impact
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