American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Not penetrable by audible sound.
- adj. Describing something that does not allow sound through.
- v. To make resistant to transmitting sound.
- v. insulate against noise
- adj. impervious to, or not penetrable by, sound
- sound + -proof (Wiktionary)
“Sunday Book Review cover: Walter Kirn on How Fiction Works by James Wood: The heroes of this great artistic labor tend to be semimonastic introverts who, like Wood’s beloved Henry James and Gustave Flaubert, toil with the doors shut and locked, in soundproof splendid isolation, attentive to the subtle frictions among nouns and adjectival phrases ....”
“Traditionally, “public places” refer to any regions in a community freely accessible to members of that community; “private places” refer to soundproof regions where only members or invitees gather—the traditional concern for public order beginning only at the point where a private gathering begins to obtrude upon the neighbors.”
“The Reading Rights Coalition is fighting efforts to "soundproof" eBooks, and so are these individuals who have signed petition against this practice.”
“You have a few ways to "soundproof" your space without installing extra drywall/Sheetrock.”
“phase one: "soundproof" houses, Cinnebar pockets a minimum of 10-15k per house in administrative costs. 90% of the money comes from the FAA, phase two: buy out the houses that are now worth less money because of the shoddy workmanship, and vibrations shacking the houses apart, again the FAA paying 90%”
“soundproof" and the Watchdog would ensure that no-one was able to bug the conversation electronically.”
“That’s the same kind of soundproof bubble they make me sit in during cabinet meetings! eleanor coombs, ga”
“The hotel even has soundproof glass in the windows to keep city noise at bay.”
“This will create a soundproof area that is better for your recordings.”
“Harry liked him better over there, behind soundproof glass like a fish in a bowl.”
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