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ˈsaʊn dərsounder

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. soundernoun

    a device for making soundings


  1. soundernoun

    Something, or someone who makes a sound

  2. soundernoun

    A device for making soundings at sea

  3. soundernoun

    The collective noun for a group of wild boar


  1. sounder

    A sounder is a device that produces sound, often used in alarms or sonar systems for determining depth or distance. It can refer to an instrument used to measure the depth of water or to locate underwater objects, or in meteorology, it refers to instruments that gather data about the atmosphere. In a broader context, it can also refer to a group of animals, particularly pigs or wild boars.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Soundernoun

    one who, or that which; sounds; specifically, an instrument used in telegraphy in place of a register, the communications being read by sound

  2. Soundernoun

    a herd of wild hogs


  1. Sounder

    Sounder is a young adult novel by William H. Armstrong. It is the story of an African-American boy living with his sharecropper family. Although the family's difficulties increase when the father is imprisoned for stealing a ham from work, the boy still hungers for an education. "Sounder", the dog's name, is the only character name used in the book. The author refers to the various characters by their relationship or their role in the story. The setting is also ambiguous. The author notes prisoners were hauled in "mule-drawn wagons", and the mention of chain gangs places an upper limit to the story of 1955 when the practice ended. The boy hears his father may be in Bartow and later Gilmer counties but the author does not specify where the boy lives. Since the boy is assured his father wouldn't be taken out of state, and because the ground freezes, we are left to assume the family lives in the counties around northern Georgia or northwestern South Carolina. Sounder won the Newbery Award in 1970, and was made into a major motion picture in 1972.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sounder

    sown′dėr, n. a herd of swine, a young boar. [A.S. sunor, a herd of swine.]

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Sounder

    In telegraphy an instrument consisting of an electromagnet with armature attached to an oscillating bar, the range of whose movements is restricted by adjusting screws. The armature is drawn away from the magnet by a spring. When a current is sent through the magnet the armature is drawn towards the poles and produces a sound as the bar strikes a striking piece or second adjusting screw. When the current ceases the bar and armature are drawn back, striking the first mentioned screw with a distinct sound, the back stroke. The sounder is used to receive Morse and analogous character messages. The forward strokes correspond to the beginnings of the dots or dashes of the code, the back strokes to beginnings of the intervals. The distinction between dots and dashes is made by observing the interval between forward and back stroke. Various devices are used to increase the sound. Sometimes a resonance box is used on which the sounder is mounted. In practice sounders are generally placed on local circuits and are actuated by relays.


  1. Sounder

    Sounder gives you a direct, live voice connection to your closest relationships. No ringers, no notifications – just the sound of your voice.• Live push to talk (Nextel-style) • Powerful UI (patent pending) for managing real-time access • Proven in-app purchases for consumers • Paid service for business

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Anagrams for sounder »

  1. enduros

  2. resound

  3. undoers

  4. unrosed

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sounder in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sounder in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of sounder in a Sentence

  1. Sylvain Piqueux:

    Because carbon dioxide ice has a symmetry of four, we know dry-ice snowflakes would be cube-shaped, thanks to the Mars Climate Sounder, we can tell these snowflakes would be smaller than the width of a human hair.

  2. Edward W. Howe:

    The sounder your argument, the more satisfaction you get out of it.

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    an outward semblance that misrepresents the true nature of something
    • A. assortment
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