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sound (Also sounding, soundest, sounder, sounded, soundings, sounds) : Related Words Words similar in meaning to sound

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bagpipe

  • noun a tubular wind instrument; the player blows air into a bag and squeezes it out through the drone

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limited

  • noun public transport consisting of a fast train or bus that makes only a few scheduled stops
    express.
    • he caught the express to New York
  • verb place limits on (extent or access)
    throttle; bound; restrict; trammel; restrain; limit; confine.
    • restrict the use of this parking lot
    • limit the time you can spend with your friends

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magnetic

  • adjective of or relating to or caused by magnetism
    • magnetic forces
  • adjective having the properties of a magnet; i.e. of attracting iron or steel
    magnetized; magnetised.
    • the hard disk is covered with a thin coat of magnetic material

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dynamic

  • noun an efficient incentive
    moral force.
    • they hoped it would act as a spiritual dynamic on all churches
  • adjective characterized by action or forcefulness or force of personality
    dynamical.
    • a dynamic market
    • a dynamic speaker
    • the dynamic president of the firm

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pour_out

  • verb express without restraint
    • The woman poured out her frustrations as the judge listened
  • verb pour out
    decant; pour.
    • the sommelier decanted the wines

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knell

  • noun the sound of a bell rung slowly to announce a death or a funeral or the end of something
  • verb ring as in announcing death

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psychoacoustics

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integrity

  • noun an undivided or unbroken completeness or totality with nothing wanting
    unity; wholeness.
    • the integrity of the nervous system is required for normal development
    • he took measures to insure the territorial unity of Croatia
  • noun moral soundness
    • he expects to find in us the common honesty and integrity of men of business
    • they admired his scrupulous professional integrity

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cellular_telephone

  • noun a hand-held mobile radiotelephone for use in an area divided into small sections, each with its own short-range transmitter/receiver
    cell; cellular phone; mobile phone; cellphone.

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whack

  • noun the sound made by a sharp swift blow
  • noun the act of hitting vigorously
    knock; whang; rap; belt.
    • he gave the table a whack

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non_compos_mentis

  • adjective satellite not of sound mind, memory, or understanding; in law, not competent to go to trial
    of unsound mind.

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swab

  • noun implement consisting of a small piece of cotton that is used to apply medication or cleanse a wound or obtain a specimen of a secretion
  • noun cleaning implement consisting of absorbent material fastened to a handle; for cleaning floors
    swob; mop.

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voicist

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tweet

  • noun a weak chirping sound as of a small bird
  • verb make a weak, chirping sound
    twirp.
    • the small bird was tweeting in the tree

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talk_about

  • verb to consider or examine in speech or writing
    discourse; discuss.
    • The author talks about the different aspects of this question
    • The class discussed Dante's `Inferno'
  • verb discuss or mention
    talk of.
    • They spoke of many things

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phonocentrism

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optophone

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unsteadiness

  • noun the quality of not being steady or securely fixed in place
    ricketiness.
  • noun the quality of being unsteady--varying and unpredictable

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sputter

  • noun the noise of something spattering or sputtering explosively
    splatter; spatter; spattering; sputtering; splattering; splutter.
    • he heard a spatter of gunfire
  • noun an utterance (of words) with spitting sounds (as in rage)
    splutter.

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undergird

  • verb lend moral support to
  • verb make secure underneath
    brace up.
    • undergird the ship

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slowest

  • adverb most slowly
  • adjective not moving quickly; taking a comparatively long time
    slow.
    • a slow walker
    • the slow lane of traffic
    • her steps were slow
    • he was slow in reacting to the news
    • slow but steady growth

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rumbustious

  • adjective satellite noisy and lacking in restraint or discipline
    rambunctious; robustious; unruly; boisterous.
    • a boisterous crowd
    • a social gathering that became rambunctious and out of hand
    • a robustious group of teenagers
    • beneath the rumbustious surface of his paintings is sympathy for the vulnerability of ordinary human beings
    • an unruly class

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prima_donna

  • noun a vain and temperamental person
  • noun a distinguished female operatic singer; a female operatic star
    diva.

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sound_bite

  • noun a very short speech; usually on radio or television

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vociferous

  • adjective satellite conspicuously and offensively loud; given to vehement outcry
    blatant; clamant; clamorous; strident.
    • blatant radios
    • a clamorous uproar
    • strident demands
    • a vociferous mob

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blanket

  • noun bedding that keeps a person warm in bed
    cover.
    • he pulled the covers over his head and went to sleep
  • noun anything that covers
    mantle.
    • there was a blanket of snow

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rise

  • noun a growth in strength or number or importance
  • noun the act of changing location in an upward direction
    ascension; ascent; ascending.

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clickety-click

  • noun a fast and rhythmic click-clack
    clickety-clack.
    • the clickety-clack of the typewriters

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continuant

  • noun consonant articulated by constricting (but not closing) the vocal tract
    continuant consonant.
  • adjective satellite of speech sounds produced by forcing air through a constricted passage (as `f', `s', `z', or `th' in both `thin' and `then')
    spirant; fricative; sibilant; strident.

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warble

  • noun a lumpy abscess under the hide of domestic mammals caused by larvae of a botfly or warble fly
  • verb sing or play with trills, alternating with the half note above or below
    quaver; trill.

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replication

  • noun the act of making copies
    reproduction.
    • Gutenberg's reproduction of holy texts was far more efficient
  • noun (genetics) the process whereby DNA makes a copy of itself before cell division

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smack

  • noun a blow from a flat object (as an open hand)
    slap.
  • noun the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth
    nip; tang; flavour; savor; savour; sapidity; flavor; relish.

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signature_tune

  • noun a melody used to identify a performer or a dance band or radio/tv program
    theme song; signature.

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blubber

  • noun an insulating layer of fat under the skin of whales and other large marine mammals; used as a source of oil
  • noun excess bodily weight
    avoirdupois; fat; fatness.
    • she disliked fatness in herself as well as in others

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wholeness

  • noun an undivided or unbroken completeness or totality with nothing wanting
    unity; integrity.
    • the integrity of the nervous system is required for normal development
    • he took measures to insure the territorial unity of Croatia
  • noun a state of robust good health
    haleness.

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cut_down

  • verb cut down on; make a reduction in
    trim; cut; cut back; bring down; reduce; trim down; trim back.
    • reduce your daily fat intake
    • The employer wants to cut back health benefits
  • verb cut with sweeping strokes; as with an ax or machete
    slash.

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analog_watch

  • noun a watch that represents time by the position of hands on a dial

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shop_bell

  • noun a bell attached to the door of a small shop; warns the proprietor that a customer has entered the shop

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musical_comedy

  • noun a play or film whose action and dialogue is interspersed with singing and dancing
    musical; musical theater.

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school

  • noun an educational institution
    • the school was founded in 1900
  • noun a building where young people receive education
    schoolhouse.
    • the school was built in 1932
    • he walked to school every morning

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beam

  • noun a signal transmitted along a narrow path; guides airplane pilots in darkness or bad weather
    radio beam.
  • noun long thick piece of wood or metal or concrete, etc., used in construction

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velar

  • noun a consonant produced with the back of the tongue touching or near the soft palate
    velar consonant.
  • adjective of or relating to the velum

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thoughtful

  • adjective satellite having intellectual depth
    • a deeply thoughtful essay
  • adjective exhibiting or characterized by careful thought
    • a thoughtful paper

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shrill

  • verb utter a shrill cry
    pipe; pipe up; shriek.
  • adjective satellite having or emitting a high-pitched and sharp tone or tones
    sharp.
    • a shrill whistle
    • a shrill gaiety

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solid

  • noun matter that is solid at room temperature and pressure
  • noun the state in which a substance has no tendency to flow under moderate stress; resists forces (such as compression) that tend to deform it; and retains a definite size and shape
    solidness; solid state.

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vector

  • noun a variable quantity that can be resolved into components
  • noun a straight line segment whose length is magnitude and whose orientation in space is direction

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red

  • noun red color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of blood
    redness.
  • noun a tributary of the Mississippi River that flows eastward from Texas along the southern boundary of Oklahoma and through Louisiana
    Red River.

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sub_judice

  • adjective satellite before a judge or court of law; awaiting judicial determination

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triumph

  • noun a successful ending of a struggle or contest
    victory.
    • a narrow victory
    • the general always gets credit for his army's victory
    • clinched a victory
    • convincing victory
    • the agreement was a triumph for common sense
  • noun the exultation of victory

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belt_out

  • verb sing loudly and forcefully
    belt.

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force

  • noun a powerful effect or influence
    • the force of his eloquence easily persuaded them
  • noun (physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity
    • force equals mass times acceleration

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monotonous

  • adjective satellite tediously repetitious or lacking in variety; all work and no play"
    humdrum.
    • a humdrum existence
    • nothing is so monotonous as the sea
  • adjective satellite sounded or spoken in a tone unvarying in pitch
    flat; monotonic; monotone.
    • the owl's faint monotonous hooting

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palatalised

  • adjective satellite produced with the front of the tongue near or touching the hard palate (as `y') or with the blade of the tongue near the hard palate (as `ch' in `chin' or `j' in `gin')
    palatal; palatalized.
  • verb pronounce a consonant with the tongue against the palate
    palatalise; palatalize.

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phoner

  • noun the person initiating a telephone call
    caller-up; caller; telephoner.
    • there were so many callers that he finally disconnected the telephone

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consistent

  • adjective (sometimes followed by `with') in agreement or consistent or reliable
    • testimony consistent with the known facts
    • I have decided that the course of conduct which I am following is consistent with my sense of responsibility as president in time of war"- FDR
  • adjective capable of being reproduced
    reproducible.
    • astonishingly reproducible results can be obtained

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bubbling

  • adjective satellite emitting or filled with bubbles as from carbonation or fermentation
    bubbly; foaming; spumy; effervescing; foamy; frothy.
    • bubbling champagne
    • foamy (or frothy) beer
  • verb form, produce, or emit bubbles
    bubble.
    • The soup was bubbling

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direct

  • verb command with authority
    • He directed the children to do their homework
  • verb intend (something) to move towards a certain goal
    aim; point; place; target.
    • He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face
    • criticism directed at her superior
    • direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself

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pulse

  • noun (electronics) a sharp transient wave in the normal electrical state (or a series of such transients)
    pulsing; pulsation; impulse.
    • the pulsations seemed to be coming from a star
  • noun the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart
    beat; heartbeat; pulsation.
    • he could feel the beat of her heart

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horn

  • noun a noisemaker (as at parties or games) that makes a loud noise when you blow through it
  • noun one of the bony outgrowths on the heads of certain ungulates

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second

  • noun 1/60 of a minute; the basic unit of time adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites
    sec; s.
  • noun an indefinitely short time
    moment; bit; mo; minute.
    • wait just a moment
    • in a mo
    • it only takes a minute
    • in just a bit

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bongo_drum

  • noun a small drum; played with the hands
    bongo.

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blaspheme

  • verb utter obscenities or profanities
    imprecate; cuss; curse; swear.
    • The drunken men were cursing loudly in the street
  • verb speak of in an irreverent or impious manner
    • blaspheme God

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warbler

  • noun a singer; usually a singer who adds embellishments to the song
  • noun a small active songbird

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vowellike

  • adjective satellite having characteristics of a vowel sound
    • the vowellike nature of `r'

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rigorous

  • adjective satellite rigidly accurate; allowing no deviation from a standard
    strict.
    • rigorous application of the law
    • a strict vegetarian
  • adjective satellite demanding strict attention to rules and procedures
    tight; stringent.
    • rigorous discipline
    • tight security
    • stringent safety measures

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thrush

  • noun candidiasis of the oral cavity; seen mostly in infants or debilitated adults
  • noun a woman who sings popular songs

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expressive

  • adjective satellite characterized by expression
    • a very expressive face

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enounce

  • verb speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way
    sound out; pronounce; enunciate; articulate; say.
    • She pronounces French words in a funny way
    • I cannot say `zip wire'
    • Can the child sound out this complicated word?

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blue

  • noun blue color or pigment; resembling the color of the clear sky in the daytime
    blueness.
    • he had eyes of bright blue
  • noun blue clothing
    • she was wearing blue

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trapping

  • noun stable gear consisting of a decorated covering for a horse, especially (formerly) for a warhorse
    housing; caparison.
  • verb place in a confining or embarrassing position
    pin down; trap.
    • He was trapped in a difficult situation

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pace

  • noun the rate of moving (especially walking or running)
    gait.
  • noun the distance covered by a step
    footstep; step; stride.
    • he stepped off ten paces from the old tree and began to dig

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thunder

  • noun a deep prolonged loud noise
    roar; roaring; boom.
  • noun a booming or crashing noise caused by air expanding along the path of a bolt of lightning

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orchestra

  • noun a musical organization consisting of a group of instrumentalists including string players
  • noun seating on the main floor in a theater

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finger

  • noun any of the terminal members of the hand (sometimes excepting the thumb)
    • her fingers were long and thin
  • noun the length of breadth of a finger used as a linear measure
    finger's breadth; fingerbreadth; digit.

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unwholesome

  • adjective detrimental to physical or moral well-being
    • unwholesome food
    • unwholesome habits like smoking

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rat-tat

  • noun a series of short sharp taps (as made by strokes on a drum or knocks on a door)
    rat-a-tat; rat-a-tat-tat.

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sonochemistry

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beater

  • noun a worker who rouses wild game from under cover for a hunter
  • noun an implement for beating

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new

  • adjective not of long duration; having just (or relatively recently) come into being or been made or acquired or discovered
    • a new law
    • new cars
    • a new comet
    • a new friend
    • a new year
    • the New World
  • adjective satellite original and of a kind not seen before
    fresh; novel.
    • the computer produced a completely novel proof of a well-known theorem

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intensity_level

  • noun the amount of energy transmitted (as by acoustic or electromagnetic radiation)
    intensity; strength.
    • he adjusted the intensity of the sound
    • they measured the station's signal strength

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barge_in

  • verb enter uninvited; informal
    gate-crash; crash.
    • let's crash the party!
  • verb break into a conversation
    put in; cut in; butt in; chisel in; break in; chime in.
    • her husband always chimes in, even when he is not involved in the conversation

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crunch

  • noun the sound of something crunching
    • he heard the crunch of footsteps on the gravel path
  • noun a critical situation that arises because of a shortage (as a shortage of time or money or resources)
    • an end-of-the year crunch
    • a financial crunch

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narrow-mouthed

  • adjective satellite having a narrow mouth

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murmur_vowel

  • noun a schwa that is incidental to the pronunciation of a consonant
    murmur.

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thrash

  • noun a swimming kick used while treading water
  • verb give a thrashing to; beat hard
    lam; thresh; flail.

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ching

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good_sense

  • noun sound practical judgment
    gumption; mother wit; horse sense; sense; common sense.
    • Common sense is not so common
    • he hasn't got the sense God gave little green apples
    • fortunately she had the good sense to run away

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umbrella

  • noun a lightweight handheld collapsible canopy
  • noun a formation of military planes maintained over ground operations or targets
    • an air umbrella over England

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sound_structure

  • noun the admissible arrangement of sounds in words
    morphology; word structure; syllable structure.

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weaponry

  • noun weapons considered collectively
    weapons system; implements of war; arms; munition.

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virtuoso

  • noun someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
    mavin; champion; ace; genius; wizard; sensation; maven; adept; whiz; superstar; hotshot; star; whizz; wiz.
  • noun a musician who is a consummate master of technique and artistry

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shriek

  • noun sharp piercing cry
    screaming; screech; screeching; scream; shrieking.
    • her screaming attracted the neighbors
  • noun a high-pitched noise resembling a human cry
    screech; screeching; screaming; scream; shrieking.
    • he ducked at the screechings of shells
    • he heard the scream of the brakes

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rightness

  • noun according with conscience or morality
  • noun appropriate conduct; doing the right thing
    appropriateness.

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chink

  • noun (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Chinese descent
    Chinaman.
  • noun a narrow opening as e.g. between planks in a wall

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contraction

  • noun (physiology) a shortening or tensing of a part or organ (especially of a muscle or muscle fiber)
    muscular contraction; muscle contraction.
  • noun the process or result of becoming smaller or pressed together
    condensation; compression.
    • the contraction of a gas on cooling

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jural

  • adjective satellite of or relating to law or to legal rights and obligations
    juristic.

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substance

  • noun the real physical matter of which a person or thing consists
    • DNA is the substance of our genes
  • noun the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
    kernel; center; centre; nitty-gritty; essence; sum; meat; heart; pith; nub; heart and soul; core; inwardness; marrow; gist.
    • the gist of the prosecutor's argument
    • the heart and soul of the Republican Party
    • the nub of the story

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taper

  • noun a convex shape that narrows toward a point
  • noun the property possessed by a shape that narrows toward a point (as a wedge or cone)

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cause_to_be_perceived

  • verb have perceptible qualities

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orinasal

  • noun a speech sound produced with both the oral and nasal passages open (as French nasal vowels)
    orinasal phone.

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piano_player

  • noun a person who plays the piano
    pianist.

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verbalise

  • verb be verbose
    verbalize.
    • This lawyer verbalizes and is rather tedious
  • verb express in speech
    verbalize; mouth; utter; talk; speak.
    • She talks a lot of nonsense
    • This depressed patient does not verbalize

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bass_voice

  • noun the lowest adult male singing voice
    basso; bass.
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