1. Noise; report; the object of hearing; that which strikes the ear; or more philosophically, an impression of the effect of an impression made on the organs of hearing by an impulse or vibration of the air, caused by a collision of bodies or by other means; as the sound of a trumpet or drum; the sound of a human voice; a horrid sound; a charming sound; a sharp sound; a high sound.
2. A vibration of air caused by a collision of bodies or other means, sufficient to affect the auditory nerves when perfect. Some persons are so entirely dear that they cannot hear the loudest sounds. Audible sounds are such as are perceptible by the organs of hearing. Sounds not audible to men, may be audible to animals of more sensible organs.
3. Noise without signification; empty noise; noise and nothing else. It is the sense and not the sound, that must be the principle.
1. To cause to make a noise; as, to sound a trumpet or a horn.
2. To utter audibly; as, to sound a note with the voice.
3. To play on; as, to sound an instrument.
4. To order or direct by a sound; as, to sound a retreat.
5. To celebrate or honor by sounds; to cause to reported; as, to sound one's praise.
6. To celebrate or honor by sounds; to cause to be reported; as, to sound one's praise.