Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Not penetrable by audible sound.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Describing something that does not allow sound through.
  • v. To make resistant to transmitting sound.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. insulate against noise
  • adj. impervious to, or not penetrable by, sound

Etymologies

sound +‎ -proof (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • 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 ....

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  • 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.

    Behavior in Public Places

  • The Reading Rights Coalition is fighting efforts to "soundproof" eBooks, and so are these individuals who have signed petition against this practice.

    James Love: Soundproof Books

  • You have a few ways to "soundproof" your space without installing extra drywall/Sheetrock.

    PCWorld

  • 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%

    More public money awarded to the folks behind the "private" toll bridge - BatesLine

  • "soundproof" and the Watchdog would ensure that no-one was able to bug the conversation electronically.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • That’s the same kind of soundproof bubble they make me sit in during cabinet meetings! eleanor coombs, ga

    Beat 360° 9/22/09

  • The hotel even has soundproof glass in the windows to keep city noise at bay.

    Morelia and more!!

  • This will create a soundproof area that is better for your recordings.

    SciFi, Fantasy & Horror Collectibles - Part 589

  • Harry liked him better over there, behind soundproof glass like a fish in a bowl.

    Rogue Oracle

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