Sound

Sound

, v. t. 1. To cause to make a noise; to play on; as, to sound a trumpet or a horn; to sound an alarm.
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A bagpipe well could he play and soun[d].
Chaucer.
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2. To cause to exit as a sound; as, to sound a note with the voice, or on an instrument.
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3. 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.
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The clock sounded the hour of noon.
G. H. Lewes.
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4. 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.
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5. 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.
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6. To signify; to import; to denote. [Obs.] Milton.
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Soun[d]ing alway the increase of his winning.
Chaucer.
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