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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)

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.

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."