What are sounds?

Some articles on sounds, sound:

Stylistic Device - Sound Techniques - Rhyme
... The repetition of identical or similar sounds, usually accented vowel sounds and succeeding consonant sounds at the end of words, and often at the ends of lines of prose or poetry ...
Examples of Dajare
... (空気) or "will to eat" (食う気), thus what sounds like a perfectly reasonable statement – "in space there is no air" – takes on a much stronger meaning when said in context ... Explanation The word for "fence" or "wall" here (塀, hei) sounds very similar to the Japanese interjection hee (へえ, similar in usage to the phrases "oh ... Another version of this same joke replaces hei with kakoi (囲い), which sounds similar to a word meaning something like "cool" or "looks good" (かっこいい) ...
ONCE Group - Roger Reynolds
... and double bass) and the other made up of “dynamic and varied blocks of sound” (percussion) ... The piece introduces a rich array of new sounds for the flute, including key slaps, tone bending, breath tones, and flutter tongue, while the pianist is required to use knuckles on the ... trumpet, clarinet, trombone, percussion, and electroacoustic sounds consists of edited letters from Italian anarchist Bartolomeo Vanzetti, who emigrated to the U.S ...
Labial–velar Consonant
... after that of the velar, so that the preceding vowel sounds as if followed by a velar, while the following vowel sounds as if preceded by a labial ... is not arbitrary, but is motivated by the phonetic details of these sounds ... labial–velar nasal Vietnamese cung 'sector' These sounds are clearly single consonants rather than consonant clusters ...

Famous quotes containing the word sounds:

    These were the sounds that issued from the wigwams of this country before Columbus was born; they have not yet died away; and, with remarkably few exceptions, the language of their forefathers is still copious enough for them. I felt that I stood, or rather lay, as near to the primitive man of America, that night, as any of its discoverers ever did.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Good poetry could not have been otherwise written than it is. The first time you hear it, it sounds rather as if copied out of some invisible tablet in the Eternal mind than as if arbitrarily composed by the poet.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Why is it that reality, when set down untransposed in a book, sounds false?
    Simone Weil (1909–1943)