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soundproof

[sound-proof] /ˈsaʊndˌpruf/
adjective
1.
impervious to sound.
verb (used with object)
2.
to cause to be soundproof.
Origin of soundproof
1875-1880
1875-80; sound1 + -proof
Related forms
soundproofing, noun
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  • The wireless office was soundproof and practically airtight.

    Pincher Martin, O.D. H. Taprell Dorling
  • The booth was soundproof and all the lad did was to drop coins.

    Whispering Wires Henry Leverage
  • But even if they had time to look it up, which they didn't, the contestant couldn't hear them in a soundproof booth.

  • It was Lillian; she must have just come out of the soundproof speech-lab.

    Naudsonce H. Beam Piper
  • Yes, he could put up something big enough for everything the girls would need to install, and soundproof it.

    Naudsonce H. Beam Piper
  • They were within ten yards of the plane when a wail of anguish was born—and died—in two soundproof helmets.

    Lords of the Stratosphere Arthur J. Burks
British Dictionary definitions for soundproof

soundproof

/ˈsaʊndˌpruːf/
adjective
1.
not penetrable by sound
verb
2.
(transitive) to render soundproof
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