Definition of "sounding" []

  • The act of one that sounds. (noun)
  • A probe of the environment for scientific observation. (noun)
  • A measured depth of water. (noun)
  • Water shallow enough for depth measurements to be taken by a hand line. Often used in the plural. (noun)
  • Emitting a full sound; resonant. (adjective)
  • Resounding; resonant (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Having an imposing sound and little content; pompous (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "sounding" in a sentence
  • "Israelis insist the post-1967 housing developments are mere "Jewish neighborhoods," a term sounding benign and residential."
  • "I know so little of my father, I said cautiously, the name sounding unfamiliar on my tongue, not wanting to press, knowing his loss still pained Grandfather."
  • "“Hey, Channella,” I say, my voice sounding faraway and poisonous, her name sounding as ridiculous as it really is."