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Definition of 'sounding'

See also: sound 


  1. a measure of the depth of water taken with a sounding line
  2. the act of measuring depth of water (usually with a sounding line)


  1. 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"
       Synonyms: looking
  2. having volume or depth; "sounding brass and a tinkling cymbal"; "the sounding cataract haunted me like a passion"- Wordsworth
  3. making or having a sound as specified; used as a combining form; "harsh-sounding"

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