What does sounding mean?

Definitions for sounding
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

  2. Soundingadjective

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

  3. Soundingnoun

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

  4. Soundingnoun

    measurement by sounding; also, the depth so ascertained

  5. Soundingnoun

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

  6. Soundingnoun

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

  7. 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. Jena Griswold:

    There are a lot of barriers being put up from the administration -- whether that's trying to force Americans to risk their very lives to cast a ballot, to meddling with the Post Office, sabotaging the way we deliver mail, to falsehoods and lies about vote by mail, so, I just think it's so important that every elected official, every elections official and every American citizen start sounding the alarm. The rhetoric coming out of the White House is something that you hear under dictatorships, not in the United States. We have to act. We can not allow him to tilt this election.

  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. Glen Casada:

    I'm just sounding the alarm. And I didn't know what else to do, they're going to sneak into our country and they're going to attack us.

  4. Ko Sai:

    We just heard a loud noise sounding like thunder and saw that the huge mountain collapsed and a huge wave of rubble was moving and sprawling on a wide area, it was just like a nightmare.

  5. Abigail Adams:

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

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