There are 4 main translations of sound in Spanish

: sound1sound2sound3sound4

sound1

sonido, n.

Pronunciation: /saʊnd//saʊnd/

noun

  • 1

    • 1.1(noise)

      sonido masculine
      (unpleasant, disturbing) ruido masculine
      we heard the sound of footsteps oímos (unos) pasos
      • we were woken by the sound of her crying/of traffic nos despertó su llanto/el ruido del tráfico
      • don't make a sound! ¡no hagas ni el menor ruido!
      • there wasn't a sound to be heard no se oía absolutamente nada
      • she left the stage to the sound of wild applause abandonó el escenario en medio de un torrente de aplausos
      • he is very fond of the sound of his own voice le encanta escucharse
      • sound and fury revuelo
      • To get the right effect, rooms must have areas that absorb sound and reflect it.
      • The sound reached a crescendo, then trailed off to the south in a quickly fading Doppler echo.
      • I let out a hideous animal sound as I sank to my knees to finish off this beast.
      • I was a very musical person before my accident, afterwards I was in a world of silence with no music and no sound at all.
      • Lightning is seen first because sound travels slower than light.
      • The sound of giggling reached his ears, and Max swiveled his head to find the source.
      • Even when partitions are built to the ceiling, sound can still travel up to the deck and bounce down.
      • So if the airplane is travelling faster than the speed of sound, the air cannot move out of the way.
      • Bullets travel faster than sound, so I'll never hear the one that gets me, I reassured myself.
      • It was a still and humid afternoon, with only the distant drone of the traffic on the M4 to bring sound to the tableau.
      • It's helpful to imagine sound as waves travelling towards a beach.
      • There are two persons in a plane which is traveling at a speed greater than the speed of sound.
      • It had long been known that sound required a medium to travel through and it was quite natural to postulate a medium for the transmission of light.
      • The familiar sound of the elevator reaching its designated floor made both women jump.
      • She moved quietly around the camped and froze when she heard a loud rumbling sound.
      • From the door at the very end of the corridor I hear the all-too familiar sound of footsteps.
      • The speed of sound is the speed at which pressure disturbances can be transmitted in a fluid such as air.
      • After a while, the faint, almost inaudible but unmistakable sound of footsteps could be heard.
      • The slate call has holes in the side of the pan to allow sound to travel 360 degrees.
      • As a deaf musician Evelyn experiences sound through vibrations, although not, she says, specific notes.
      • When he had gone to wait for me in the mine, he had heard a low rumbling sound.
      • Minute differences in the timing and intensity of sound reaching each ear give the barn owl a fix on its prey.
      • Just as my eyelids drooped down, I heard a familiar mewing sound.
      • Every few minutes a piercing ringing sound could be heard when the inspector examined each alarm.
      • The shadow quickly disappeared and the faint sound of fleeing footsteps could be heard.
      • The sound of distant ships' engines can be heard from a nearby river, which is dotted with swaying willows.
      • They make most of their calls at night, when it is cooler and sound travels farthest.
      • The sound of the celebrations reached them about halfway down the hill.
      • The endless sound echoed like thunderous footfalls, beating a tattoo on the inside of her skull.
      • She listened to hear what she might, but the only sound was the steady clatter heard earlier.
      • He immediately grabbed it again, when we both heard the unmistakable sound of a shoe squeak.
      • Its Japanese designers believe their plane can travel at twice the speed of sound while reducing supersonic boom to a low rumble.
      • Wu still remembers how she learned the principle that sound travels faster through iron than through air.
      • Since light travels faster than sound, the thunder is heard after the lightning.
      • He travels 3,000 times the speed of sound without his reindeer vaporising?
      • The sound reached him seconds before he skidded around the corner and located her.
      • I heard the ugly sound of a lock click and that is when the stares and whisperings came.
      • He attempted to examine the vacuum which he was able to create and test whether sound travelled in a vacuum.
      • The steady beep of the heart monitor was the only sound to be heard coming from the dreary hospital room.
      • This sound reached to the edge of the forest and was like a great clamor of metals striking together.

    • 1.2(of music, instrument)

      sonido masculine
      we danced all night to the sound of Bill Haley bailamos toda la noche al son / al compás de la música de Bill Haley
      • Gradually, from twin speakers, the room is showered with sound.
      • Moving images and sound fill a room animating thought processes and daydreams.
      • The warm lyricism of the music unfurled anew in waves of lush orchestral sound.
      • The sound is of good quality though, which is the salient point for any jazz story.
      • For him virtuosity per se is not so important as the quality and clarity of sound.
      • The main difference between these formats is the quality of sound in relation to the size of the file.
      • Greater mobility does not at all guarantee a higher quality of sound.
      • You not only get more music you get better sound, which means you get a different recording.
      • The music includes vocals and ambient sound, on instruments invented by Strong.
      • The sound produced by drums is short; thus, any continuous sound can be produced only by rapid repetition.
      • The speaker converts musical sound into vibrations that can be felt.
      • Music and sound are crucial elements in many of his works and he also works with texts
      • The bartenders make good drinks and they always have quality music and good sound.
      • Why does our premier music venue produce such a dreadful quality of sound?
      • We could kill with song and sound at distances they could not reach with any gun.
      • The sound is more resonant than I would like it to be, but this is not really a big problem.
      • It is her blend of jazz, choral sounds and traditional African music that makes her the sensational jazz musician that she is.
      • Unamplified orchestral sound resonates distinctly around the hall, though far from brilliantly.
      • In the pashyanti stage sound possesses qualities such as color and form.
      • Not seeing the need to improve musical sound or a specific technical aspect of playing, or an unwillingness to try new approaches or make changes in playing became a detriment to some students' overall musical progress.

    • 1.3(of voice)

      sonido masculine

    • 1.4Linguistics

      sonido masculine
      a vowel sound un sonido vocálico

  • 2

    • 2.1Physics

      sonido masculine
      at the speed of sound a la velocidad del sonido
      • their home is within sound of the cathedral bells desde su casa se pueden oír las campanas de la catedral
      • before noun the sound barrier la barrera del sonido
      • a sound wave una onda sonora

    • 2.2Television Audio Radio

      sonido masculine
      the picture's good, but the sound's lousy la imagen es buena, pero el sonido es malísimo
      • turn the sound up/down sube/baja el volumen
      • before noun sound archives fonoteca
      • It's the first hint of the superb use of sound in this film, both ambient and on the soundtrack.
      • Much like the video presentations, these sound mixes are all in good working order.
      • The seven-inch screen can show videos with sound because speakers are also included in the pack.
      • People were less satisfied with poor quality images and poor quality sound.
      • Vision was transmitted on 261.3 metres and sound on 398.9 metres, medium wave.
      • There Caoimhín focused on the technical side and developed skills in the areas of lighting and sound.
      • It records target hits as fast as four shots per second with realistic sound.
      • Modern versions of this kind of studio could allow various sound and video clips to be playlisted and cued in manually.
      • She did all the scriptwriting, filming, sound, lighting, direction herself.
      • In environments like sound recording studios, a machine like this one would be highly desirable.
      • The installation also includes a video with sound showing images of the sewing group and their community.
      • The film was shot without sound, and recorded interviews were added to accompany images of the women at work.
      • In my opinion the main element letting the majority of films down is sound.
      • Great video and sound and tons of trailers might make up for a too short running time.
      • The accent at the BBC at the time was very much toward sound rather than television.
      • The impressive nature of the graphics is only bolstered by the excellent sound found within the title.
      • There's a lot of ambient sound in this film, and it's very well presented in both mixes.
      • The risers are rolled in; lights are fixed, sound is cued and video monitors are put in place.
      • The fidelity of sound equipment subsequently improved considerably, but the receivers did not.
      • Director Ryan Redford skilfully employs music, sound and montage to create a taut film.
      • I then sat for two and half days behind a piano with good stuff to record sound.
      • The dilemma facing the BBC at the time was it was still committed to maintain its mammoth organisation of sound broadcasting and television was very much secondary to its plans.
      • Video and sound for the documentary are nothing to get excited about, but do the job.
      • By using little dialogue and less music, he lets the incidental sound support the film's atmosphere.

  • 3informal

    (impression conveyed)
    his questions had a threatening sound sus preguntas sonaban a amenazas
    • I rather like the sound of him parece agradable por lo que dices (/ dicen etc. )
    • I don't like the sound of that at all eso no me huele nada bien
    • by / from the sound of it, everything's going very well parece que / por lo visto todo marcha muy bien
    • Such sonic mayhem envisioned the sounds of madness, neurosis, and warped wit.
    • It was a little girl, by the sound of it, but before he could go after her, he woke up with a shudder.
    • Frankly, he is not an expert on electoral law, democracy, or anything else, by the sound of it.
    • The sound of those words chilled us both, as if suddenly the night fog had draped over the two of us without warning.
    • Patrons will also be able to enjoy the soothing sounds of jazz, reggae and traditional African music.
    • This is a gem of a song that can make anyone jump up and shake it to the sounds of new-wave "rebel rock."
    • Some of the children were naturally very frightened and the teacher by the sound of it did an amazing job.
    • The other, who had no experience of the trade but liked the sound of the idea, agreed.
    • When it comes to the traditional sounds of country music, Johnny Loughrey continues to set the pace.
    • Mr Ali has lost a son who, by the sound of it, was going to contribute to the fabric of society, a peace-loving young man who loved his family.
    • The recording process for Miles is an easy-going, relaxed one by the sound of it.
    • While the sound of the words was actually a bit creepy, she was glad to know the ship was still responsive.
    • By the sound of it, Hylands will be drowning in paperwork for the next two years.
    • My biggest beef with electric guitar sounds of the rock persuasion is the lack of dynamics.
    • Dad and Maude were having an argument but by the sound of it not about anything too serious.
    • I use to play a lot of computer games, and not very good ones by the sound of it.
    • In short, with no backers and - by the sound of it - too few customers, the company has simply run out of cash.

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (give impression)
    sonar
    your voice sounds / you sound different on the phone tu voz suena distinta por teléfono
    • she sounded relieved/surprised sonó aliviada/sorprendida
    • their names sound foreign sus nombres suenan extranjeros
    • you sound as if / as though you could do with a rest me da la impresión de que no te vendría mal un descanso
    • it sounds as if / as though they're here now (por el ruido) parece que ya están aquí
    • when you talk like that you sound just like your father cuando dices esas cosas es como si estuviera oyendo a tu padre
    • that sounds like Susan now esa debe (de) ser Susan
    • it sounded like somebody coughing era un ruido como de alguien tosiendo
  • 2

    (seem)
    parecer
    we'll leave at ten; how does that sound to you? saldremos a las diez ¿qué te parece?
    • he sounds a nice guy por lo que dices (/ dicen etc. ) parece que es un buen tipo
    • it sounds as if / as though you had a great time parece que lo pasaste fenomenal
    • you sound like someone who knows his own mind pareces saber muy bien lo que quieres
    • you make it sound like a chore hablas de ello como si fuera una tarea pesada
    • sounds like fun! ¡qué divertido!
    • it sounds like a good idea me parece muy buena idea
  • 3

    (make noise, resound)
    (footsteps/alarm/bell) sonar

transitive verb

  • 1

    (horn/trumpet) tocar
    (trumpet/horn) hacer sonar
    to sound the retreat tocar a retirada
    • the chairman sounded a note of warning in his speech en su discurso, el presidente llamó a la cautela
    • the results sounded a warning to investors los resultados alertaron a los inversores
  • 2

    (articulate)
    (consonant/letter) pronunciar
  • 3

    Medicine
    (chest/lungs) auscultar

There are 4 main translations of sound in Spanish

: sound1sound2sound3sound4

sound2

sano, adj.

Pronunciation: /saʊnd//saʊnd/

adjective

  • 1

    • 1.1(healthy)

      sano
      (constitution) sano
      (constitution) fuerte
      safe and sound sano y salvo
      • I, Peter Smith, being of sound mind ... yo, Peter Smith, (estando) en pleno uso de mis facultades ...
      • They feel that the books are to blame for unhinging his previously sound mind.
      • Packaging is needed to ensure that a product is delivered to customers in a sound condition.
      • Locke sighed in relief at knowing the girl was safe, sound and within his line of vision.
      • He excels because of sound footwork, strong hands and an outstanding work ethic.
      • We could tune in and tune out, reassured that our American values were safe and sound.
      • Baikie is now of the mind that his face doesn't seem to fit when it comes to senior sides entrusting their players to a coach with sound credentials.
      • The true, strong and sound mind is the mind that can embrace equally great things and small.
      • Agriculture is the substructure for a sound food security, essential to economic development.
      • Both the mother and babies are in sound condition, said doctors of a local hospital said Tuesday.
      • They are amazed that people, otherwise of sound mind, are addicted to it.
      • A good result like this will, I'm sure, act as a sound platform for more strong challenges in the coming races.
      • It is hard to dispute that Britain would be exchanging a sound fiscal regime for a far inferior model in the event of having to sign up to the stability pact.
      • Most are children and, fortunately, most turn up safe and sound within a few days.
      • If a person is a liar, he is usually of sound mind and lies intentionally for certain benefits.
      • Firstly, the individual must be of sound mind and be able to make a rational, easily understood decision.
      • Mr Welch said that the pumps appeared to be in sound condition.
      • So I think the most important thing to do is to get a good sound medical and psychiatric diagnosis.
      • Being of more sound mind, I went for the halibut with vegetables.
      • A second medical opinion is required, and the patient must be of sound mind.
      • It is the only way they can maintain a sound mind in a life they dread.

    • 1.2(in good condition)

      (foundation/basis/structure) sólido
      (structure/foundation/basis) firme
      (timber) en buenas condiciones
      the business is basically sound el negocio es esencialmente sólido
      • to put the economy back on a sound footing sanear la economía

  • 2

    • 2.1(valid)

      (knowledge/argument/reasoning) sólido
      (advice/decision) sensato
      a sound case un caso irrebatible
      • Her advice was freely given and was always based on common sense and sound reasoning.
      • For longer than most of us know, man has always buried what has died, either for sound health reasons or as an act of respect for the fallen.
      • They are based on sound research and real political alternatives.
      • I think that the thrust of the piece is quite sound, and the piece is generally much worth reading.
      • Their influence has faded in the modern world, but the need for a sound base for moral judgments has not.
      • He had taken the car for the very sound, very logical reason that he wanted it.
      • Of course it took ages before the paper actually first hit the streets, but there are perhaps sound reasons for that.
      • There are sound reasons for what the council suggests, as congestion and air quality are important issues.
      • These sound words of advice are being given to those who believe in Allah and the Last Day.
      • The Department of Health insisted its decision was based on sound evidence and was designed to shake up existing provision.
      • They are a matter of faith and of national machismo, rather than being based on sound science or economics.
      • Our simple submission is the majority in the Court of Appeal got it right for cogent and sound reasons.
      • Although this advice is based on a sound theory, there is no clinical evidence to support it.
      • Havant in the main were using kicks to gain ground, which given the ground conditions, was a sound ploy.
      • What is lacking is the will, the capacity to embrace change once the latter is based on a sound business plan.
      • It also states ‘such an outcome will only be the result of a sound justification on the primary criteria’.
      • I felt we were well-informed and the points we made were based on sound logic.
      • It is a logically valid and empirically sound conclusion as our senses and mind are nowhere near perfect.
      • He will be unable to formulate sound policy in this area until he can see what he has done wrong.
      • But I at least try to think that there is a sound reason for making the design choices we do.

    • 2.2(reliable)

      (colleague/staff) responsable
      (colleague/staff) formal
      to be sound on sth ser de fiar en cuanto a algo
      • the book is very sound on the details of his upbringing el libro está muy documentado en los detalles de su educación
      • He took good care of his land and his livestock and was a sound judge of animals.
      • A sound knowledge of the laws of tennis is a definite prerequisite for becoming a ball boy.
      • But what a hard lesson for the young Newbridge man who had played a very sound game up to this point.
      • Bohn possesses one of the most fundamentally sound and fluid games in the world.
      • It now is commonly accepted that foreign players are more fundamentally sound than we are.
      • Though limited by his size and skills, Hochstein is a sound technician with a great work ethic.
      • The author of Glanvill clearly had a sound grounding in Roman law, though the book makes it clear that English law is by no means the same.
      • Curiously all the Lambeth residents I know think he's a sound bloke who has the right idea, and that's not just the smokers.
      • In short, I believe that a sound person should have the right to choose whether to live or die.
      • He's effective because he is technically sound and relentless when chasing the ball.
      • The best of them were sound judges of the quality, character and capability of their clients.
      • Steve was an absolute marvel to watch and a very sound bloke to listen to.
      • This social order is not only essential to the practice of every sound government: it has its origin in divine law.
      • We had an intelligent team, a very fundamentally sound team that worked together.
      • In this case I wouldn't say age really mattered because he's a sound guy and you can't help liking him.
      • The works are sound and competent, physically big and large in their sense of the personal too.
      • The men in suits praise him for his sound knowledge of the game and his eye for talent; all the while overlooking his shortcomings.
      • Kathleen was a deeply spiritual person with a sound knowledge of theology and philosophy.
      • You have to be fundamentally sound and have a great game plan for every game over here.
      • Paul's reference to Lois was within the context of sound Christian Living.

  • 3

    • 3.1(deep)

      (sleep) profundo
      • She was sitting bolt upright out of a sound sleep, clutching him around the neck.
      • Joshua stirred from his sound slumber, finding Bonnie just as close as he remembered.
      • Then I could so easily close my eyes to all that is happening around me and my family, roll over and fall into a deep sound sleep.
      • Somewhere during this juggling of sober thoughts Stephen dropped off to a sound sleep.
      • His eyes closed gently, as if he was in a sound sleep, his long eyelashes clinging to one another.
      • A drop of lavender oil on your pillow will also help to promote sound natural sleep.
      • The baby could enjoy a sound sleep because noise was muffled by the sound-proofed walls.
      • This is the programme for anyone who has ever bemoaned a total lack of sleep, or simply wished for a sound night's slumber.
      • I trudged into the depression and fell into a sound sleep as Billie stayed on guard.
      • She often complains she is tired and just can't get a sound sleep like she used to when she first started out in her career.
      • Anyway, I woke out of a sound sleep on Sunday morning with an extremely vivid dream.
      • I had a sound sleep on the plane and now I'm awake, all rejuvenated to resume work again.
      • Still in a fog after being awakened from a sound sleep, we suddenly were in the air.
      • Your dog will wake from a sound sleep and go to the door because he can tell you're wrapping up that phone call.
      • An insistent pounding in her head woke her from a very sound sleep.
      • The sound sleep that followed left me no time to repeat the enjoyment next morning before breakfast.
      • The moment we got to the hotel we threw ourselves onto bed for a sound sleep.
      • Seven months ago, Joe awoke from a sound sleep with an awful pain in his big toe.
      • The effects are there for all to see: improved skin texture, vitality and sound sleep at night.
      • A cup of chamomile tea at night is said to induce sound natural sleep and calm an overactive brain.

    • 3.2(hard, thorough)

      a sound beating una buena paliza


adverb

  • 1

    sound asleep profundamente dormido
    • I'll sleep the sounder for knowing you're home dormiré mejor sabiendo que estás en casa

There are 4 main translations of sound in Spanish

: sound1sound2sound3sound4

sound3

sondar, v.

Pronunciation: /saʊnd//saʊnd/

transitive verb

  • 1

    Nautical
    (channel/water) sondar
    • The first ship to sound at a greater depth than 5,000 fathoms was the British surveying vessel Penguin in 1895.
    • Attempts to sound depth acoustically instead focused on determining the exact distance of a sound source by measuring the time taken for a sound generated aboard a ship to travel to the sea bottom and back.
    • Then he bangs four more times, as if sounding the echoey depths of a hidden chamber.
  • 2

    Medicine
    (cavity) sondar
    • The blue flange should be aligned with the IUD arms and set at the distance the uterus was sounded.
    • After successfully sounding the uterus, open the sterile package to reveal the shaft of the inserter.
    • Before sounding the uterus, the provider should already have screened the woman to rule out the possibility of vaginal or cervical infection.
  • 3


noun

Medicine

  • 1

    sonda feminine

There are 4 main translations of sound in Spanish

: sound1sound2sound3sound4

sound4

paso, n.

Pronunciation: /saʊnd//saʊnd/

noun

  • 1

    (channel)
    paso masculine
    estrecho masculine
    • Captains of foreign ships, and even those under U.S. registry, don't know the topography of the sound like an experienced local.
    • As I remember, there was a time that we started on Friday doing endless laps around the Sound.
    • They are common on the coast and in north Puget Sound, and are less common in the southern end of the sound.
  • 2

    (inlet)
    brazo masculine