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What sound can do and changing sounds - thesaurus

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amplify

verb

to make sounds louder

reverberate

verb

if a sound reverberates, it is repeated many times as it hits two opposite surfaces

fade

verb

if a sound fades, it gradually becomes quieter until you cannot hear it any more

echo

verb

if a building, space, or room echoes, noises are repeated there because it is large and empty

ring

verb

if a sound rings in a place, it is loud and you can hear it clearly

rise

verb

if a sound rises, you can start to hear it or it gets louder

deepen

verb

if a sound deepens, or if someone deepens it, it becomes lower

swell

verb

literary to become gradually louder

deafen

verb

if a noise deafens you, you cannot hear anything else because it is so loud

go off

to start making a noise as a signal or warning

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be (as) clear as a bell

to be very easy to hear

bounce off

if light or sound bounces off a surface, it hits it and then moves away from it again

colour

verb

to affect the way someone sounds

echo

verb

if a noise echoes, it is repeated because the sound hits a surface and returns

echo

verb

if a place echoes with a particular sound, it is filled with that sound

echo in your mind/head

if something that you have heard echoes in your mind, you seem to keep hearing it

fade in

if a sound or picture fades in, or if you fade it in, it gradually becomes louder or clearer

fall away

Britishliterary if something such as a sound or feeling falls away, it becomes weaker and disappears

filter

verb

if light or sound filters into a place, only a little of it enters that place

go up

if a noise goes up from a group of people, they all start to make it

pierce

verb

mainly literary if sound or light pierces something, it suddenly sounds very loudly or shines very brightly

quieten

verb

to become less noisy, active, or busy, or to make someone or something less noisy, active, or busy

reach someone’s ears

to be heard by someone

re-echo

verb

if sounds or thoughts re-echo, you hear them again and again

rend the air

literary if a loud shout or sound rends the air, it happens suddenly and is very loud

reverberate

verb

if something such as a room reverberates, it seems to shake slightly because of a loud sound that is repeated many times

ring in your ears

if something such as someone’s words ring in your ears, you feel that you can still hear them after that person has stopped speaking

ripple

verb

if a feeling or sound ripples through someone or through a group of people, it spreads gradually

sink

verb

to become quiet

sounding board

noun

a large board placed over or behind someone who is speaking in public, so that people can hear them more easily

travel

verb

if light or sound travels from one place to another, it moves there

BuzzWord

gaslight

to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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