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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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. Albert Einstein:

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

  2. Helen Keller:

    Have you ever been at sea in a dense fog, when it seemed as if a tangible white darkness shut you in and the great ship, tense and anxious, groped her way toward the shore with plummet and sounding-line, and you waited with beating heart for something to happen I was like that ship before my education began, only I was without compass or sounding line, and no way of knowing how near the harbor was. 'Light Give me light' was the wordless cry of my soul, and the light of love shone on me in that very hour.

  3. Neil Datta:

    Veteran WCF critics frame World Congress of Families as being in favor of family and life and religious freedom, but really what Veteran WCF critics mean is simply different ways of restricting peoples human rights, instead of talking about religious values, Veteran WCF critics've taken the same idea but have put it through a secularizing washing machine so it comes out sounding like modern human rights language.

  4. James A. Forude:

    History is a voice forever sounding across the centuries the laws of right and wrong. Opinions alter, manners change, creeds rise and fall, but the moral law is written on the tablets of eternity.

  5. Andrew Bailey:

    I am probably sounding quite angry now, and I am.

Images & Illustrations of sounding

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