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sound

noun
verb
adjective
adverb
phrases
noun
1 noun sth heard, noisefuaim fem2  c m utorann masc1  c m uglór masc1  c m uto hear sounds fuaimeanna a chloisteáilI heard the sound of a car chuala mé fuaim cairrhe loves the sound of his own voice is binn leis fuaim a ghlóir féinI thought I heard the sound of footsteps cheap mé gur chuala mé torann cos, shíl mé gur chuala mé tormán coshe hasn't made a sound all day tá sé thar a bheith ciúin an lá ar fad, níl smid as an lá ar fadthat engine is making strange sounds tá trup aisteach ag teacht as an inneall sin, tá fuaimeanna aite ag teacht as an inneall sin it landed without a sound thit sé gan aon fhuaim a dhéanamh 2 noun of music, voicefuaim fem2  c m uglór masc1  c m umusical sounds fuaimeanna ceoilthe sound of the trumpet glór an trumpavowel sound fuaim ghuta
Taispeáin iontráil iomlán 
3 noun MUS musical style fuaim fem2  c m uthat band has a distinctive sound tá fuaim ar leith ag an mbanna ceoil sin 4 noun PHYS audible vibrationsfuaim fem2  c m ufaster than the speed of sound níos tapúla ná luas na fuaimebackground sound fuaim chúlra 5 noun ELECTRON, TV-RAD, CINE of broadcastfuaim fem2  c m udigital sound fuaim dhigiteachsound file comhad fuaime 6 noun ELECTRON, TV-RAD, CINE volume fuaim fem2  c m uturn down the sound, please cuir síos an fhuaim, le do thoil; ísligh an fhuaim, le do thoil 7 noun of impression by the sound of things, we're finished! (also from the sound of things, we're finished!) tá cuma air go bhfuil ár bport seinnte!, dealraíonn sé go bhfuil ár gcosa nite! you were fleeced, by the sound of it (also you were fleeced, from the sound of it) breathnaíonn sé gur bearradh thú, tá an chosúlacht air gur lomadh thú I like the sound of that! thaitneodh sé sin liom!, tá cuma mhaith air sin! I don't like the sound of that plan níl cuma rómhaith ar an bplean sin 8 noun GEOG stretch of water sunda masc4  c m ubealach masc1  c m u
verb
9 verb have particular effect on hearing
INTRANSITIVEfuaimnigh verb  c m ufuaim a bheith ag VPfuaim a dhéanamh VPcontinue until the note sounds in tune lean ort go mbeidh an nóta i dtiúinyou sound clearer now tá tú níos soiléire anoisshe sounded as if she was next door to us! shílfeá ar a glór go raibh sí i mbéal an dorais againn!it'll sound better if you turn down the bass beidh fuaim níos fearr leis má íslíonn tú an dordyou sound sick cheapfá ó do ghuth go bhfuil tú tinn, tá an chuma air go bhfuil tú tinnhe sounds foreign tá blas coimhthíoch ar a chuid cainteI'm worried - your chest sounds wheezy tá imní orm - tá píobarnach le cloisteáil i d'ucht it sounds as if you're getting a cold tá an chuma air go bhfuil slaghdán ag teacht ort, dealraíonn sé go bhfuil slaghdán ag teacht ort they sound as if they were drunk ba dhóigh leat go raibh siad ar meisceher voice sounds like an empty rattle tá a glór mar a bheadh gligín folamh annthat doesn't sound anything like traditional music níl sé sin ar dhóigh ar bith cosúil le ceol traidisiúnta
TRANSITIVE all their songs sound the same is mar a chéile gach amhrán a dhéanann siad, tá a gcuid amhrán uile mar an gcéanna
10 verb make particular impression when learned, heard about
INTRANSITIVEa cup of coffee sounds perfect bheadh cupán caife thar barr, bheadh cupán caife toghathat doesn't sound too bad níl sé sin ródhonathat doesn't sound too good níl cuma rómhaith air sinthat sounds very reasonable to me tá sé sin an-réasúnta, dar liomthat sounds interesting tá cuma shuimiúil air sindoes that not sound odd to you? nach aisteach leat sin?, nach gceapann tú go bhfuil sé sin aisteach?that voice sounds familiar sílim go n-aithním an guth sinthat sounds very fishy tá rud éigin an-aisteach ag baint leis sin'Sounds painful,' said Colm. 'Pianmhar, déarfainn,' arsa Colm.sounds like Galway's a wonderful place tá an chuma ar an scéal gur áit iontach é Gaillimhthat sounds like Seán now caithfidh sé gur Seán atá ansin anois, déarfainn gurb é sin Seán anoisyou sound like your father cuireann tú d'athair i gcuimhne dom it sounds as if you had a great time (also it sounds as though you had a great time) tá an chuma ar an scéal go raibh an-am agat, dealraíonn sé go raibh an-chraic agat
TRANSITIVE'Sounds a great idea to me,' said she. 'An-smaoineamh, déarfainn,' arsa sise.
11 verb alarm, siren, etc INTRANSITIVEbuail verb  c m ubheith le cloisteáil VPthe alarm sounded bhuail an t-aláramsirens sounded throughout the city bhí bonnáin le cloisteáil ar fud na cathrach, chualathas séideadh bonnán ar fud na cathrach 12 verb horn, whistle, etc TRANSITIVEséid verb  c m ubuail verb  c m usound your horn to warn them buail an bonnán mar rabhadh dóibhto sound a whistle feadóg a shéideadhI sounded the fire alarm bhuail mé an t-aláram tine 13 verb musical note TRANSITIVEseinn verb  c m uto sound notes nótaí a sheinm 14 verb time of day etc TRANSITIVEfógair verb  c m uthe bells are sounding noon tá na cloig ag fógairt an mheán lae, tá na cloig ag fógairt go bhfuil meán lae ann 15 verb urgent information TRANSITIVEto sound a serious warning rabhadh tromchúiseach a thabhairt to sound an anxious note about sth imní a chur in iúl faoi rud, imní a léiriú faoi rud to sound a note of dissatisfaction míshásamh a chur in iúl, míshásamh a léiriú 16 verb MED examine chest TRANSITIVEto sound a patient's chest éisteacht le cliabhrach othair 17 verb establish by measuring depth TRANSITIVEsondáil verb  c m uto sound a lake loch a shondáilthey can't sound the depth of the Irish sense of humour figurative ní thig leo bun ná barr a dhéanamh de ghreann an Éireannaigh 18 verb consult TRANSITIVEto sound sb about sth tuairim duine a fháil faoi rud, a fheiceáil cad a cheapann duine faoi rudI'll sound him again tomorrow triailfidh mé arís amárach é 19 verb ZOOL dive deep INTRANSITIVEtum go domhain
adjective
20 adjective reliable, trustworthymaith adj1  c m uiontaofa adj3  c m ufónta adj3  c m usound advice comhairle mhaith, comhairle stuamathis will provide a sound basis for the project cuirfidh sé seo bonn slán faoin tionscadal, cuirfidh sé seo bonn fiúntach faoin tionscadala sound decision cinneadh críonnathat was a sound move bhí sé sin ciallmhareducationally sound slán ó thaobh an oideachais de 21 adjective thorough maith adj1  c m uhe's got a sound grasp of legal matters tá tuiscint an-mhaith aige ar chúrsaí dlíshe has a sound understanding of what's involved tuigeann sí go maith cad atá i gceistthey have a sound knowledge of Irish history tá eolas maith acu ar stair na hÉireann 22 adjective FIN, ECON prudent, carrying little riskslán adj1  c m ufónta adj3  c m uiontaofa adj3  c m uto do sth for sound commercial reasons rud a dhéanamh ar chúiseanna fónta tráchtálafinancially sound slán ó thaobh an airgeadais de 23 adjective knowledgeable, well-informediontaofa adj3  c m uceart adj1  c m uto be sound on an issue bheith iontaofa i dtaca le ceistthe speech was sound on the basic principles bhí an óráid go breá maidir leis na prionsabail bhunúsachashe's no longer sound on the national question ní féidir bheith ina muinín a thuilleadh maidir leis an gceist náisiúnta 24 adjective PHYSIOL, MED, VET healthy, strongfolláin adj1  c m uslán adj1  c m uall his animals are sound tá a chuid ainmhithe uilig folláinto have a sound heart croí folláin a bheith agathis health is sound tá sé i mbarr a shláinte, tá an tsláinte go maith aigeto be sound in body bheith slán sa chorp, sláinte mhaith choirp a bheith agat to be of sound mind legal bheith ar do chiall, do chiall a bheith agat to be of sound body legal bheith i do shláinte to be safe and sound bheith slán sábháilte to be as sound as a bell bheith chomh folláin le breac, bheith i mbarr do shláinte 25 adjective CONSTR, ENG safeslán adj1  c m uit's structurally sound tá a struchtúr slán 26 adjective deepsámh adj1  c m utrom adj1  c m uI had a sound night's sleep chodail mé go sámh, rinne mé oíche mhaith chodlata 27 adjective well (of sleep)he's a sound sleeper codlaíonn sé go sámh, codlaíonn sé go maith 28 adjective severeceart adj1  c m utrom adj1  c m uI gave him a sound thrashing thug mé greasáil cheart dó, bhuail mé leithead a chraicinn air, thug mé léasadh ceart dó, bhuail mé lán a chraicinn airthey got a sound beating fuair siad greadadh ceart, fuair siad flípeáil
adverb
29 adverb deeplygo sámh  c m u I was sound asleep bhí mé i mo chodladh go sámh, bhí mé i mo chnap codlata
phrases

to sound the death knell for sth

the arrival of the big supermarkets sounded the death knell of small shops ba chreill bháis do na siopaí beaga é teacht na n-ollmhargaí móra

within sound of

(also

within the sound of

) faoi fhad éisteachta de

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