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ˈsaʊn dɪŋsound·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sounding(noun)

    a measure of the depth of water taken with a sounding line

  2. sounding(adj)

    the act of measuring depth of water (usually with a sounding line)

  3. looking, sounding(adj)

    appearing to be as specified; usually used as combining forms

    "left their clothes dirty looking"; "a most disagreeable looking character"; "angry-looking"; "liquid-looking"; "severe-looking policemen on noble horses"; "fine-sounding phrases"; "taken in by high-sounding talk"

  4. sounding(adj)

    having volume or deepness

    "sounding brass and a tinkling cymbal"; "the sounding cataract haunted me like a passion"- Wordsworth

  5. sounding(adj)

    making or having a sound as specified; used as a combining form



  1. sounding(Noun)

    The action of the verb to sound

    The sounding of the bells woke me from sleep

  2. sounding(Noun)

    Testing with a probe

  3. sounding(Noun)

    A measured depth of water

    The sailor took a sounding every five minutes

  4. sounding(Noun)

    The act of inserting of a thin metal rod into the urethra of the penis for medical or sexual purposes

  5. sounding(Adjective)

    Emitting a sound.

    The sounding bell woke me up.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sounding

    of Sound

  2. Sounding(adj)

    making or emitting sound; hence, sonorous; as, sounding words

  3. Sounding(noun)

    the act of one who, or that which, sounds (in any of the senses of the several verbs)

  4. Sounding(noun)

    measurement by sounding; also, the depth so ascertained

  5. Sounding(noun)

    any place or part of the ocean, or other water, where a sounding line will reach the bottom; -- usually in the plural

  6. Sounding(noun)

    the sand, shells, or the like, that are brought up by the sounding lead when it has touched bottom

  7. Origin: [From Sound to fathom.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. sounding

    The operation of ascertaining the depth of the sea, and the quality of the ground, by means of a lead and line, sunk from a ship to the bottom, where some of the ooze or sand adheres to the tallow in the hollow base of the lead. Also, the vertical diving of a whale when struck. It is supposed to strike the bottom, and will take 3 or 4 coils of whale-line, equal to 2000 feet.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sounding in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sounding in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of sounding in a Sentence

  1. Abigail Adams:

    We have too many high sounding words, and too few actions that correspond with them.

  2. Abigail Adams:

    We have too many high-sounding words, and too few actions that correspond with them.

  3. Homer:

    Wide-sounding Zeus takes away half a man's worth on the day when slavery comes upon him.

  4. Ernesto "Che" Guevara:

    At the risk of sounding ridiculous, a true revolutionary is guided by great feelings of love.

  5. Albert Einstein:

    There is an atmosphere of well-sounding oratory that likes to attach itself to dress clothes. Away with it

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