To sound

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Definition

(that) sounds (good): (that) seems, appears to be (good)
verb
To sound is frequently used in a figurative sense:

You sounded angry on the phone last night. I got the impression that you were angry when I talked with you on the phone.
You sound like you need to take a break. It seems that you need to rest.
That sounds like a good idea. I think that is a good idea.

The piano sounds great. The noise the piano is making is very nice.

a sound: a noise, something audible
noun
-Do you hear the sound of the wind? -Yes, we are 50 meters away from a tornado.

to sound: to make a noise, to resonate, to resound; to express, to speak
verb

Examples

  • "(sound of many kisses)"
  • "(sound of big kiss)"
  • "Philip : Well, as exciting as that sounds, and it does sound exciting, this is the city of love."
  • "Susie : That sounds wonderful Jenny."
  • "(Sound of dogs barking)"
  • "(Sound of alarm clock ringing)"
  • "A lawsuit sounds good, Saul, but who can I sue?"
  • "If this person belongs to you, or sounds like someone you know, please come to the hospital immediately, mmkay?"
  • "(sound of Icarus falling off his chair)"
  • "Philip : Well, as exciting as that sounds, and it does sound exciting, this is the city of love."

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