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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sound \Sound\, v. i. [OE. sounen, sownen, OF. soner, suner, F. sonner, from L. sonare. See Sound a noise.] 1. To make a noise; to utter a voice; to make an impulse of the air that shall strike the organs of hearing with a perceptible effect. "And first taught speaking trumpets how to sound." --Dryden. [1913 Webster] How silver-sweet sound lovers' tongues! --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To be conveyed in sound; to be spread or published; to convey intelligence by sound. [1913 Webster] From you sounded out the word of the Lord. --1 Thess. i. 8. [1913 Webster] 3. To make or convey a certain impression, or to have a certain import, when heard; hence, to seem; to appear; as, this reproof sounds harsh; the story sounds like an invention. [1913 Webster] Good sir, why do you start, and seem to fear Things that do sound so fair? --Shak. [1913 Webster] To sound in or To sound into, to tend to; to partake of the nature of; to be consonant with. [Obs., except in the phrase To sound in damages, below.] [1913 Webster] Soun[d]ing in moral virtue was his speech. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] To sound in damages (Law), to have the essential quality of damages. This is said of an action brought, not for the recovery of a specific thing, as replevin, etc., but for damages only, as trespass, and the like. [1913 Webster]




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