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noun sound pronunciation in British English /saʊnd/
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  1. 1
    [countable] something that you can hear
    My car is making strange clicking sounds.
    sound of: the sound of voices/laughter/footsteps
    not make a sound (=be very quiet): Laura didn’t make a sound as she left the room.
    1. a.
      [uncountable] energy that travels through air or water and that a human ear can hear
      The aircraft could travel faster than the speed of sound.
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  2. 2
    [uncountable] the music, talking, and other noises that come from a radio, television, film etc
    Something was interfering with the sound during the broadcast.
    1. a.
      [uncountable] the loudness of a radio, television etc
      Turn the sound up a bit – I can’t hear.
  3. 3
    [countable] the particular musical style of a person, band, or place
    He plays an original jazz-gospel sound.
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  4. 4


    [plural] British informal recorded music
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  5. 5
    [countable] a long narrow area of water that connects two larger areas of water
    Long Island Sound




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