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  1. Ksenia
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    Collocational meaning.

    Hello!

    Could you explain what does 'dry sound' mean?

    Thanks a lot!

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    Re: Collocational meaning.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ksenia View Post
    Hello!

    Could you explain what 'dry sound' means?

    Thanks a lot!
    It might depend on context but if you're talking about audio quality, then this is what a Google search revealed:

    KVR: WIKI: Dry Sound

    I Googled "What is dry sound?" You could have done the same.

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    Re: Collocational meaning.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I Googled "What is dry sound?" You could have done the same.
    . . . and you could have made that your thread title.

    Rover

  3. Ksenia
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    Re: Collocational meaning.

    I appreciate your help!

    Unfortunately, I don't have the context. There are some collocations and their meanings:
    Dry cow- no longer yielding liquid, especially milk;
    Dry humor - clever and shrewd but ironic and subtle;
    Dry wine - not sweet, unsweetened;
    Dry run - (Military) a rehearsal, an opportunity to practice, a trial exercise;
    Dry book - boring, dull or tedious, lacking interest or stimulation;
    Dry country - prohibiting or opposed to the manufacture or sale of alcoholic beverage.
    (These collocations are taken from "In other words (a course book on translation)" by Mona Baker).

    And there is such collocation as 'dry sound'. I looked through the Internet in order to find the explanation. As the result I found this: What is a "dry" sound?. I think that this collocation is connected with music in a way.

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    Re: Collocational meaning.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ksenia View Post
    I appreciate your help!

    And there is such collocation as 'dry sound'. I looked through the Internet in order to find the explanation. As the result I found this: What is a "dry" sound?. I think that this collocation is connected with music in a way.
    I know there is such a collocation. In my reply, I gave you a link which showed it was to do with audio. Did you click on that link?

  5. Ksenia
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    Re: Collocational meaning.

    Yes, of course.
    Now I understand the meaning of this collocation.
    Thank you very much!

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