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Definition of 'sound out'

Verb

  1. speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way; "She pronounces French words in a funny way"; "I cannot say `zip wire'"; "Can the child sound out this complicated word?"
       Synonyms: pronounce articulate enounce enunciate say
  2. try to learn someone's opinions and intentions; "I have to sound out the new professor"
       Synonyms: check out feel out


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