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2017 Word of the Year

sound man

or soundman

noun
1.
a technician who produces sound effects.
2.
a technician responsible for the quality of sound that is broadcast or recorded.
3.
Theater. a technician responsible for the proper placement of microphones, achieving the desired volume and balance of sound from various sources, and eliminating any distortion caused by amplification.
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  • I could walk, with the aid of crutches, but had no hope of ever being a sound man again.

    Ned Myers James Fenimore Cooper
  • Then they exchanged him to us, and got a sound man in his place!

    Daring and Suffering: William Pittenger
  • It was scratched, too, and scarred; but it was the face of a sound man.

    Major Vigoureux A. T. Quiller-Couch
  • The sound man has no knowledge of such an organ, except as a matter of theory.

    The Arena Various
  • If you call him a sound philosopher, you may call a mummy a sound man.

    Imaginary Conversations and Poems Walter Savage Landor
  • No sound man of science indorses the assertion that "electricity is life."

    Steam Steel and Electricity James W. Steele
  • If the sickness does increase he won't have a sound man left by the 21st.

  • "Irechester's a sound man, a very sound man," said Mr. Naylor.

  • Had you remained in Devonshire, you might have been a sound man all your life.

    Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles Mrs. Henry Wood
  • Be cheerful and patient, and we'll soon have you a sound man again.

    The Price Francis Lynde

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