Translation of "sound" - English-Traditional 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

聲音,聲響
They could hear the sound of a bell tolling in the distance. 他們能聽到遠處的鐘聲。
She stood completely still, not making a sound. 她靜靜地站在那裡,一聲不吭。
Suddenly we heard a loud knocking sound from the engine. 突然我們聽見引擎發出響亮的砰砰聲。
Sound can travel over very large distances in water. 聲音在水中能傳播得很遠。

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

(音樂演出、電影等的)音響錄製和播出,音響製作
a sound engineer/recording 音響師/錄音

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

(電視或電影的)音量,音色
Could you turn the sound down/up on the TV? 你把電視機的音量調低/高一點好嗎?

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

(個人或樂隊的)音樂特色,音樂風格
The band's sound is a distinctive mixture of funk and rap. 這支樂隊結合了鄉土爵士樂和饒舌樂的音樂風格,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

…給人的印象(或感覺);…的言外之意
I like the sound of the beef in red wine sauce. 我喜歡牛肉澆紅酒醬的感覺。
By/From the sound of it I don't think it was her fault. 聽起來我認爲不是她的錯。
I'm going to be talking to over 90 people? I don't like the sound of that! 那麽,我要和90多個人談話,是嗎?我可不喜歡那樣!

sound noun (WATER PASSAGE)

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

海灣,海峽
the Kalmar Sound 卡爾馬海峽

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

聽起來不錯/聽起來有意思/似乎很奇怪等
Your job sounds really interesting. 你的工作聽起來真有趣。
I know it sounds silly, but I'll miss him when he's gone. 我知道這聽起來很傻,但他走了我會想他的。
sound like/as if/as though

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

聽起來像/似乎
That sounds like a good idea. 那聽起來像是個不錯的主意。
It sounds like you've got a sore throat. 你聽起來好像喉嚨有些發炎。
It sounds as if they had a good holiday. 聽起來他們似乎度過了一個愉快的假期。
You're going skiing with three friends? That sounds like fun. 你要和三個朋友去滑雪?聽起來很好玩。
sound angry, happy, rude, etc.

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

聽起來很生氣/高興/無禮等
He sounded very depressed when we spoke on the phone yesterday. 我們昨天通電話的時候,他聽起來很沮喪。
At the press conference, he sounded at his most relaxed. 新聞發布會上,他聽起來十分輕鬆。

sound verb (NOISE)

[ I or T ] to make a noise

(使)發聲;(使)作響
If the alarm sounds, leave the building immediately. 如果警報聲響起,馬上離開大樓。
It sounds like a bird. 聽起來像一隻鳥。
He sounds (= speaks) just like someone I used to work with. 他說話很像我以前的一個同事。
Sounding the car's horn, she drove at high speed through the crowded streets. 她按響汽車喇叭,猛踩油門,飛速穿過熙熙攘攘的大街。
sound the alarm

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

拉響警報;發出警報
Quick, sound the alarm - there's a fire in the machine room! 快,拉警報——機房裡著火了!

sound verb (WATER DEPTH)

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

(用聲納)測量…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

無損傷的;完好的;健康的,健全的
It's an old building but it's still structurally sound. 這是一座老建築物,但結構依然完好。
Considering his age, his body is surprisingly sound. 就年齡來說,他的身體還是很不錯的。
Was she of sound mind (= not mentally ill) at the time of the incident? 事故發生時,她精神沒有問題吧?

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. 她給了我一些非常好的建議。
Are these pesticides environmentally sound (= will they not damage the environment)? 這些殺蟲劑是否對環境無害?
Government bonds are a sound investment. 購買政府公債是一種穩當的投資。

sound adjective (COMPLETE)

complete

全面的,透徹的
How sound is her knowledge of the subject? 她對這一學科瞭解得有多透徹?

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. 他上床沒多久就進入了夢鄉。

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