I am sitting quietly trying to see and hear sights and sounds. So I am "observing sights" but am I "observing sounds" or is there another word for "sound" perception?

  • Observe sound = note – We oath to creation Mar 30 at 19:12
  • Observations include what you hear, not just what you see. If I were writing student observations and couldn't include what I heard them say and answers they orally gave, that would make those written observations pretty strange. – Benjamin Harman Mar 30 at 19:45

Sound perception = to hear. That said, observe is not restricted to physically seeing.

"He observed the law and was a good citizen." is one example I can think of off the top of my head.

"The first Christians continued to observe the Jewish festivals." is another example I found online.

To answer your question, it is not incorrect to say "I am observing sights and sounds."

Observe has a diverse array of usages and meanings. In the future, check a dictionary or thesaurus and provide your research.

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