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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

    "harsh-sounding"

Wiktionary

  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

    Etymology: [From Sound to fathom.]

  2. Sounding(adj)

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

    Etymology: [From Sound to fathom.]

  3. Sounding(noun)

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

    Etymology: [From Sound to fathom.]

  4. Sounding(noun)

    measurement by sounding; also, the depth so ascertained

    Etymology: [From Sound to fathom.]

  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

    Etymology: [From Sound to fathom.]

  6. Sounding(noun)

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

    Etymology: [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.

How to pronounce sounding?

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    Veena
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How to say sounding in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. John Wyndham:

    When a day that you happen to know is Wednesday starts off sounding like Sunday, there is something seriously wrong somewhere.

  2. Loren Weisman:

    When marketing is not grounded in a foundation of authentic messaging with authority, integrity and ability, it can end up costing worlds more, saying worlds less and sounding the same as so many others.

  3. French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius:

    Without sounding too grandiose, the survival of the planet itself is at stake, you have rising sea levels, acidification of the oceans, immigration sparked by climate change, droughts that are much more severe.

  4. Homer:

    You will certainly not be able to take the lead in all things yourself, for to one man a god has given deeds of war, and to another the dance, to another lyre and song, and in another wide-sounding Zeus puts a good mind.

  5. George Floyd:

    Philonise Floyd appeared Wednesday before House Judiciary CommitteeHouse for an oversight hearing on policing and law enforcement accountability. The testimony came after George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis police custody in late May, an event that has sparked a national outcry along with sustained protests and civil unrest over the issue of police misconduct and racial injustice, as well as calls for Congress to act.In the wake of national protests and unrest, House and Senate Democrats have unveiled sweeping police reform legislation, while Senate Republicans are also now working to craft their own reform proposal. It remains unclear, however, whether there will be enough bipartisan support for anything to pass through both chambers of Congress. The path to any kind of bipartisan compromise is expected to be difficult as well with congressional Republicans already sounding skeptical of a number of proposals that Senate Democrats are pushing. In Senate Republicans testimony, George Floyd brother referenced the mass protests unfolding across the United States and urged policing reform and accountability. Read More.

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