What does sounding mean?

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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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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. 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.

  2. Nick Hague:

    We were violently shaken side to side, thrust back into our seats as the launch escape system ripped us away from the rocket, as all of that's happening, you're being shaken around, vision is blurry. I hear the alarm sounding and see the red light where the engine has had an emergency. I had the vivid realization we aren't making it to orbit today, we've been pulled off rocket and we have to land.

  3. Homer:

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

  4. Albert Einstein:

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

  5. Jamie Bowden:

    That recession - for me it was a nasty kick in the teeth. For that, Labour are just too irresponsible, that's the thing with them, how can I say it without sounding patronizing? I don't think he's up to the job.

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