1 : the particular auditory effect produced by a given cause; "the sound of rain on the roof"; "the beautiful sound of music"
2 : (phonetics) an individual sound unit of speech without concern as to whether or not it is a phoneme of some language
3 : (phonetics) an individual sound unit of speech without concern as to whether or not it is a phoneme of some language
4 : a narrow channel of the sea joining two larger bodies of water
5 : the audible part of a transmitted signal
1 : free from moral defect; "a man of sound character"
2 : in excellent physical condition; "good teeth"; "I still have one good leg"; "a sound mind in a sound body"
3 : exercising or showing good judgment; "healthy scepticism"; "a healthy fear of rattlesnakes"; "the healthy attitude of French laws"; "healthy relations between labor and management"; "an intelligent solution"; "a sound approach to the problem"; "sound advice"; "no sound explanation for his decision"
1 : give off a certain sound or sounds
2 : measure the depth of (a body of water) with a sounding line
1 : in good condition; free from defect or damage or decay