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Sound, subst. 1) any thing perceived by the ear, whether a noise, or a voice, or music: Ven. 780. Ven. 780 Ven. 780 Sonn. 8, 5. 130, 10. Pilgr. 111. Phoen. 4. Tp. I, 2, 406. III, 2, 145. III, 2, 145 III, 3, 37. V, 234. LLL IV, 3, 335. Mids. I, 1, 143. V, 123. Merch. II, 5, 35. III, 2, 51. V, 55. V, 55 Shr. Ind. 1, 51. John III, 1, 230 “(gave the s. of words).” III, 3, 51. R2 II, 1, 17. R2 II, 1, 17 V, 5, 55. H4B II, 3, 37. III, 1, 14. H5 III Prol. 10. IV, 4, 74. H6A III, 3, 29. H6B III, 2, 44. IV, 1, 33. V, 2, 44. H6C II, 6, 58. V, 7, 9. Troil. I, 1, 92. I, 3, 155. Rom. IV, 5, 130. Tim. I, 2, 103. III, 6, 37. Mcb. IV, 1, 129 (to give a s., i. e. to make music). V, 5, 27. Hml. I, 2, 219. Lr. IV, 6, 215. V, 3, 115. Ant. IV, 8, 38. Per. II, 3, 63. V, 1, 233.
2) a particular manner of striking the ear: “I remember you by the s. of your voice,” Meas. V, 330. Merch. I, 1, 109. Cor. I, 6, 26. Rom. II, 2, 59. “that bears a frosty s.” H4A IV, 1, 128. “I'll have five hundred voices of that s.” Cor. II, 3, 219. “harsh in s.” IV, 5, 65.
3) something said or uttered, words, cries: “idle words, unprofitable --s,” Lucr. 1017. cf. Lucr. 1017 “breathed forth the s. that said 'I hate',” Sonn. 145, 2. “O heaven, O earth, bear witness to this s.” Tp. III, 1, 68. “converting all your --s of woe into Hey nonny nonny,” Ado II, 3, 70. “no s., no word?” Mids. II, 2, 152. “mine ear brought me to thy s.” III, 2, 182. “his voice pipes and whistles in his s.” As II, 7, 163 (in speaking). “in thee some blessed spirit doth speak his powerful s.” All's II, 1, 179. “it came o'er my ear like the sweet s. that breathes upon a bank of violets, stealing and giving odour,” Tw. I, 1, 5 (like the sweet talk of lovers upon a bank of violets, perfuming the air and perfumed by it. Some M. Edd. south; cf. South). “the thunder-like percussion of your --s,” Cor. I, 4, 59. “do not take his rougher accents for malicious --s,” III, 3, 55. “brief --s determine of my weal or woe,” Rom. III, 2, 51. “to hear the replication of your --s,” Caes. I, 1, 51. shall possess them (your ears) “with the heaviest s. that ever yet they heard,” Mcb. IV, 3, 202. “if thou hast any s., or use of words,” Hml. I, 1, 128.
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