faint sound


faint sound
quiet sound, weak noise

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • faint — [[t]fe͟ɪnt[/t]] fainter, faintest, faints, fainting, fainted 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n A faint sound, colour, mark, feeling, or quality has very little strength or intensity. He became aware of the soft, faint sounds of water dripping... The room… …   English dictionary

  • faint — 01. Vanna felt [faint] after standing out in the hot sun all day. 02. The old woman [fainted] when she heard the news that her husband had been hit by a car. 03. There is now only a [faint] hope that any of the crewmen have survived the sinking… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • faint — fainter, n. faintingly, adv. faintish, adj. faintishness, n. faintly, adv. faintness, n. /faynt/, adj., fainter, faintest, v., n. adj …   Universalium

  • Faint — (f[=a]nt), a. [Compar. {Fainter} ( [ e]r); superl. {Faintest}.] [OE. feint, faint, false, faint, F. feint, p. p. of feindre to feign, suppose, hesitate. See {Feign}, and cf. {Feint}.] 1. Lacking strength; weak; languid; inclined to swoon; as,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • faint — ► ADJECTIVE 1) (of a sight, smell, or sound) barely perceptible. 2) (of a hope, chance, or idea) slight. 3) close to losing consciousness. ► VERB ▪ briefly lose consciousness because of an insufficient supply of oxygen to the brain. ► NOUN ▪ a… …   English terms dictionary

  • faint — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} verb ADVERB ▪ almost, nearly VERB + FAINT ▪ be about to, be going to ▪ He was so pale she thought he was going to faint. PRE …   Collocations dictionary

  • sound — I adj. healthy sound in, of (sound in mind and body) II n. 1) to emit, make, produce, utter; transmit a sound 2) to articulate, enunciate, pronounce a sound 3) to turn down; turn up the sound (on a radio, TV set) 4) to carry sound (air carries… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • faint — I UK [feɪnt] / US adjective Word forms faint : adjective faint comparative fainter superlative faintest ** 1) a faint sight, sound, smell, or taste is not strong or clear He could see the faint glow of a lamp through the curtains. His voice was… …   English dictionary

  • faint — faint1 [ feınt ] adjective ** 1. ) a faint sight, sound, smell, or taste is not strong or clear: He could see the faint glow of a lamp through the curtains. His voice was so faint as to be almost inaudible. the faint scent of woodsmoke a ) used… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • sound reception — Introduction       response of an organism s aural mechanism, the ear, to a specific form of energy change, or sound waves. Sound waves can be transmitted through gases, liquids, or solids, but the hearing function of each species is particularly …   Universalium


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