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ˈsaʊn dɪŋsound·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. soundingnoun

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

  2. soundingadjective

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

  3. looking, soundingadjective

    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. soundingadjective

    having volume or deepness

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

  5. soundingadjective

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

    "harsh-sounding"

Wiktionary

  1. soundingnoun

    The action of the verb to sound

    The sounding of the bells woke me from sleep

  2. soundingnoun

    Testing with a probe

  3. soundingnoun

    A measured depth of water

    The sailor took a sounding every five minutes

  4. soundingnoun

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

  5. soundingadjective

    Emitting a sound.

    The sounding bell woke me up.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sounding

    of Sound

    Etymology: [From Sound to fathom.]

  2. Soundingadjective

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

    Etymology: [From Sound to fathom.]

  3. Soundingnoun

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

    Etymology: [From Sound to fathom.]

  4. Soundingnoun

    measurement by sounding; also, the depth so ascertained

    Etymology: [From Sound to fathom.]

  5. Soundingnoun

    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. Soundingnoun

    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.

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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. Hans Kluge:

    Europe is at the epicenter of this pandemic once again, at the risk of sounding alarmist, I must express our very real concern and convey our steadfast commitment to stand beside you and support you as best we can.

  2. Max Lucado, "And the Angels were Silent the Final Week of Jesus":

    The journey to the cross began long before. As the echo of the crunching of the fruit was still sounding in the garden, Jesus was leaving for Calvary.

  3. 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.

  4. Michel Sidibe:

    We are sounding the alarm, we have a 5-year window of opportunity. If we miss this, we will have a rebound in this epidemic, we'll have resistance and we will not be able to control the epidemic and make sure that we end it by 2030.

  5. Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia:

    It's difficult to write about anything cheerful, because there's all too little cheerfulness here. On the other hand, God doesn't abandon us. The sun shines, the birds sing, and this morning we heard the bells sounding matins.

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