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Eudora, what is it within us, that listens where there is no sound?

"Oh, blessed be the sound of your voice," replied the peasant.

The sound disturbed him, bringing premonitions of the city's unrest.

But the sound came nearer, and he distinctly heard "Robert!"

It means the "science of the sound which is made by our speech."

She said it, as if guided by an instinct, to sound the depth of his love for her.

The sound in her ear had grown to a roar, as of many mill-wheels.

As the boat floated on, every sight and sound appeared strange.

He watched her as she strove to speak, but if her lips stirred they made no sound.

There must have been a sound, and he glanced over to the trapper for an explanation.

WORD ORIGIN

"noise, what is heard, sensation produced through the ear," late 13c., soun, from Old French son "sound, musical note, voice," from Latin sonus "sound, a noise," from PIE *swon-o-, from root *swen- "to sound" (cf. Sanskrit svanati "it sounds," svanah "sound, tone;" Latin sonare "to sound;" Old Irish senim "the playing of an instrument;" Old English geswin "music, song," swinsian "to sing;" Old Norse svanr, Old English swan "swan," properly "the sounding bird").

The terminal -d was established c.1350-1550 as part of a tendency to add -d- after -n-. First record of sound barrier is from 1939. Sound check is from 1977; sound effects is 1909, originally live accompaniments to silent films.

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