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Firth vs. Sound

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The main difference between Firth and Sound is that the Firth is a word in the Lowland Scots language and in English used to denote various coastal waters in Scotland and England and Sound is a mechanical wave that is an oscillation of pressure transmitted through a solid, liquid, or gas, composed of frequencies within the range of hearing; pressure wave, generated by vibrating structure

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  • Firth (noun)

    An arm of the sea.

  • Firth (noun)

    A frith; a wood, wooded country.

  • Sound (adjective)

    Healthy.

    "He was safe and sound."

    "In horse management a sound horse is one with no health problems that might affect its suitability for its intended work."

  • Sound (adjective)

    Complete, solid, or secure.

    "Fred assured me the floorboards were sound."

  • Sound (adjective)

    Having the property of soundness.

  • Sound (adjective)

    Good; acceptable; decent.

    ""How are you?" - "I'm sound.""

    "That's a sound track you're playing."

    "See that man over there? He's sound. You should get to know him."

  • Sound (adjective)

    Quiet and Sound asleep means sleeping peacefully, often deeply.

    "Her sleep was sound."

  • Sound (adjective)

    Heavy; laid on with force.

    "a sound beating"

  • Sound (adjective)

    Founded in law; legal; valid; not defective.

    "a sound title to land"

  • Sound (adverb)

    Soundly.

  • Sound (interjection)

    Yes; used to show agreement or understanding, generally without much enthusiasm.

    "- I found my jacket.
    - Sound."

  • Sound (noun)

    A sensation perceived by the ear caused by the vibration of air or some other medium.

    "He turned when he heard the sound of footsteps behind him."

    "Nobody made a sound."

  • Sound (noun)

    A vibration capable of causing such sensations.

  • Sound (noun)

    A distinctive style and sonority of a particular musician, orchestra etc

  • Sound (noun)

    Noise without meaning; empty noise.

  • Sound (noun)

    A long narrow inlet, or a strait between the mainland and an island; also, a strait connecting two seas, or connecting a sea or lake with the ocean.

    "Puget Sound; Owen Sound"

  • Sound (noun)

    The air bladder of a fish.

    "Cod sounds are an esteemed article of food."

  • Sound (noun)

    A cuttlefish.

  • Sound (noun)

    An instrument for probing or dilating; a sonde.

  • Sound (noun)

    A long, thin probe for sounding body cavities or canals such as the urethra.

  • Sound (verb)

    To produce a sound.

    "When the horn sounds, take cover."

  • Sound (verb)

    To convey an impression by one's sound.

    "He sounded good when we last spoke."

    "That story sounds like a pack of lies!"

  • Sound (verb)

    To be conveyed in sound; to be spread or published; to convey intelligence by sound.

  • Sound (verb)

    To resound.

  • Sound (verb)

    To arise or to be recognizable as arising in or from a particular area of law.

  • Sound (verb)

    To cause to produce a sound.

    "He sounds the instrument."

  • Sound (verb)

    To pronounce.

    "The "e" in "house" isn't sounded."

  • Sound (verb)

    Dive downwards, used of a whale.

    "The whale sounded and eight hundred feet of heavy line streaked out of the line tub before he ended his dive."

  • Sound (verb)

    To ascertain, or try to ascertain, the thoughts, motives, and purposes of (a person); to examine; to try; to test; to probe.

    "When I sounded him, he appeared to favor the proposed deal."

  • Sound (verb)

    Test; ascertain the depth of water with a sounding line or other device.

    "Mariners on sailing ships would sound the depth of the water with a weighted rope."

  • Sound (verb)

    To examine with the instrument called a sound or sonde, or by auscultation or percussion.

    "to sound a patient, or the bladder or urethra"

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  • Firth (noun)

    An arm of the sea; a frith.

  • Sound (noun)

    The air bladder of a fish; as, cod sounds are an esteemed article of food.

  • Sound (noun)

    A cuttlefish.

  • Sound (noun)

    A narrow passage of water, or a strait between the mainland and an island; also, a strait connecting two seas, or connecting a sea or lake with the ocean; as, the Sound between the Baltic and the german Ocean; Long Island Sound.

  • Sound (noun)

    Any elongated instrument or probe, usually metallic, by which cavities of the body are sounded or explored, especially the bladder for stone, or the urethra for a stricture.

  • Sound (noun)

    The peceived object occasioned by the impulse or vibration of a material substance affecting the ear; a sensation or perception of the mind received through the ear, and produced by the impulse or vibration of the air or other medium with which the ear is in contact; 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; noise; report; as, the sound of a drum; the sound of the human voice; a horrid sound; a charming sound; a sharp, high, or shrill sound.

  • Sound (noun)

    The occasion of sound; the impulse or vibration which would occasion sound to a percipient if present with unimpaired; hence, the theory of vibrations in elastic media such cause sound; as, a treatise on sound.

  • Sound (noun)

    Noise without signification; empty noise; noise and nothing else.

  • Sound (adjective)

    Whole; unbroken; unharmed; free from flaw, defect, or decay; perfect of the kind; as, sound timber; sound fruit; a sound tooth; a sound ship.

  • Sound (adjective)

    Healthy; not diseased; not being in a morbid state; - said of body or mind; as, a sound body; a sound constitution; a sound understanding.

  • Sound (adjective)

    Firm; strong; safe.

  • Sound (adjective)

    Free from error; correct; right; honest; true; faithful; orthodox; - said of persons; as, a sound lawyer; a sound thinker.

  • Sound (adjective)

    Founded in truth or right; supported by justice; not to be overthrown on refuted; not fallacious; as, sound argument or reasoning; a sound objection; sound doctrine; sound principles.

  • Sound (adjective)

    heavy; laid on with force; as, a sound beating.

  • Sound (adjective)

    Undisturbed; deep; profound; as, sound sleep.

  • Sound (adjective)

    Founded in law; legal; valid; not defective; as, a sound title to land.

  • Sound (adverb)

    Soundly.

  • Sound

    To measure the depth of; to fathom; especially, to ascertain the depth of by means of a line and plummet.

  • Sound

    Fig.: To ascertain, or try to ascertain, the thoughts, motives, and purposes of (a person); to examine; to try; to test; to probe.

  • Sound

    To explore, as the bladder or urethra, with a sound; to examine with a sound; also, to examine by auscultation or percussion; as, to sound a patient.

  • Sound

    To cause to make a noise; to play on; as, to sound a trumpet or a horn; to sound an alarm.

  • Sound

    To cause to exit as a sound; as, to sound a note with the voice, or on an instrument.

  • Sound

    To order, direct, indicate, or proclain by a sound, or sounds; to give a signal for by a certain sound; as, to sound a retreat; to sound a parley.

  • Sound

    To celebrate or honor by sounds; to cause to be reported; to publish or proclaim; as, to sound the praises of fame of a great man or a great exploit.

  • Sound

    To examine the condition of (anything) by causing the same to emit sounds and noting their character; as, to sound a piece of timber; to sound a vase; to sound the lungs of a patient.

  • Sound

    To signify; to import; to denote.

  • Sound (verb)

    To ascertain the depth of water with a sounding line or other device.

  • Sound (verb)

    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.

  • Sound (verb)

    To be conveyed in sound; to be spread or published; to convey intelligence by sound.

  • Sound (verb)

    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.

Webster Dictionary
  • Firth (noun)

    English linguist who contributed to linguistic semantics and to prosodic phonology and who was noted for his insistence on studying both sound and meaning in context (1890-1960)

  • Firth (noun)

    a long narrow estuary (especially in Scotland)

  • Sound (noun)

    the particular auditory effect produced by a given cause;

    "the sound of rain on the roof"

    "the beautiful sound of music"

  • Sound (noun)

    the subjective sensation of hearing something;

    "he strained to hear the faint sounds"

  • Sound (noun)

    mechanical vibrations transmitted by an elastic medium;

    "falling trees make a sound in the forest even when no one is there to hear them"

  • Sound (noun)

    the sudden occurrence of an audible event;

    "the sound awakened them"

  • Sound (noun)

    the audible part of a transmitted signal;

    "they always raise the audio for commercials"

  • Sound (noun)

    (phonetics) an individual sound unit of speech without concern as to whether or not it is a phoneme of some language

  • Sound (noun)

    a narrow channel of the sea joining two larger bodies of water

  • Sound (noun)

    a large ocean inlet or deep bay;

    "the main body of the sound ran parallel to the coast"

  • Sound (verb)

    appear in a certain way;

    "This sounds interesting"

  • Sound (verb)

    make a certain noise or sound;

    "She went `Mmmmm'"

    "The gun went `bang'"

  • Sound (verb)

    give off a certain sound or sounds;

    "This record sounds scratchy"

  • Sound (verb)

    announce by means of a sound;

    "sound the alarm"

  • Sound (verb)

    utter with vibrating vocal chords

  • Sound (verb)

    cause to sound;

    "sound the bell"

    "sound a certain note"

  • Sound (verb)

    measure the depth of (a body of water) with a sounding line

  • Sound (adjective)

    financially secure and safe;

    "sound investments"

    "a sound economy"

  • Sound (adjective)

    exercising or showing good judgment;

    "healthy scepticism"

    "a healthy fear of rattlesnakes"

    "the healthy attitude of French laws"

    "healthy relations between labor and management"

    "an intelligent solution"

    "a sound approach to the problem"

    "sound advice"

    "no sound explanation for his decision"

  • Sound (adjective)

    in good condition; free from defect or damage or decay;

    "a sound timber"

    "the wall is sound"

    "a sound foundation"

  • Sound (adjective)

    in excellent physical condition;

    "good teeth"

    "I still have one good leg"

    "a sound mind in a sound body"

  • Sound (adjective)

    reflects weight of sound argument or evidence;

    "a sound argument"

  • Sound (adjective)

    having legal efficacy or force;

    "a sound title to the property"

  • Sound (adjective)

    free from moral defect;

    "a man of sound character"

  • Sound (adjective)

    (of sleep) deep and complete;

    "a heavy sleep"

    "fell into a profound sleep"

    "a sound sleeper"

    "deep wakeless sleep"

  • Sound (adjective)

    thorough;

    "a sound thrashing"

  • Sound (adverb)

    deeply or completely;

    "slept soundly through the storm"

    "is sound asleep"

Princeton's WordNet

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