Translation of "sound" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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sound noun (NOISE)

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

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

a sound engineer/recording 音響師/錄音

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

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

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

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

the Kalmar Sound 卡爾馬海峽


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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

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

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

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

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

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

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sound adjective (GOOD CONDITION)

not broken or damaged; healthy; in good condition

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

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)


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 ]

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(of sleep) deep and peaceful

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)