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sound·ing 1

 (soun′dĭng)
n.
1. The act of one that sounds.
2. A probe of the environment for scientific observation.
3.
a. A measured depth of water.
b. often soundings Water shallow enough for depth measurements to be taken by a hand line.

sound·ing 2

 (soun′dĭng)
adj.
1. Emitting a full sound; resonant.
2. Noisy but with little significance.

sounding

(ˈsaʊndɪŋ)
adj
1. resounding; resonant
2. having an imposing sound and little content; pompous: sounding phrases.
ˈsoundingly adv

sounding

(ˈsaʊndɪŋ)
n
1. (Navigation) (sometimes plural) the act or process of measuring depth of water or examining the bottom of a river, lake, etc, as with a sounding line
2. (Physical Geography) an observation or measurement of atmospheric conditions, as made using a radiosonde or rocketsonde
3. (Navigation) (often plural) measurements taken by sounding
4. (Physical Geography) (often plural) measurements taken by sounding
5. (Navigation) (plural) a place where a sounding line will reach the bottom, esp less than 100 fathoms in depth
6. (Navigation) on soundings in waters less than 100 fathoms in depth
7. (Navigation) off soundings in waters more than 100 fathoms in depth

sound•ing1

(ˈsaʊn dɪŋ)

adj.
1. emitting or producing a sound or sounds.
2. resounding or sonorous.
3. high-sounding; pompous.
n.
[1350–1400]
sound′ing•ly, adv.

sound•ing2

(ˈsaʊn dɪŋ)

n.
1. Often, soundings. the act of measuring the depth of an area of water with or as if with a lead and line.
2. soundings,
a. an area of water that can be sounded with an ordinary lead and line, the depth being 100 fathoms (180 m) or less.
b. the results or measurement obtained by sounding with a lead and line.
3. any vertical penetration of the atmosphere for scientific measurement.
[1300–50]
sound′ing•ly, adv.
sound′ing•ness, n.

Sounding

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sounding - a measure of the depth of water taken with a sounding line
depth, deepness - the extent downward or backward or inward; "the depth of the water"; "depth of a shelf"; "depth of a closet"
2.sounding - the act of measuring depth of water (usually with a sounding line)
measurement, measuring, mensuration, measure - the act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule; "the measurements were carefully done"; "his mental measurings proved remarkably accurate"
Adj.1.sounding - 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"
superficial - concerned with or comprehending only what is apparent or obvious; not deep or penetrating emotionally or intellectually; "superficial similarities"; "a superficial mind"; "his thinking was superficial and fuzzy"; "superficial knowledge"; "the superficial report didn't give the true picture"; "only superficial differences"
2.sounding - having volume or deepness; "sounding brass and a tinkling cymbal"; "the sounding cataract haunted me like a passion"- Wordsworth
full - (of sound) having marked deepness and body; "full tones"; "a full voice"
3.sounding - making or having a sound as specified; used as a combining form; "harsh-sounding"
audible, hearable - heard or perceptible by the ear; "he spoke in an audible whisper"
Translations
إسْتِطلاع آراءالعُمق المَقيسقِياس الأعماق، سَبْر غَوْر
měření hloubkysondážzměřená hloubka
dybdelod
mélység méréseszondázás
dÿptardÿptarmælingreyna aî afla sér upplÿsinga
meranie hĺbkyodmeraná hĺbkasondáž
gizlice yapılan yoklamaiskandiliskandil ölçümüsondajsu derinliği ölçme

sounding

1 [ˈsaʊndɪŋ]
A. N
1. (Naut) → sondeo m
2. soundings (for oil etc) → sondeos mpl
to take soundings (lit) → hacer sondeos (fig) → sondear la opinión
3. (Med) → sondeo m
B. CPD sounding board N (Mus) (fig) → caja f de resonancia

sounding

2 [ˈsaʊndɪŋ] N [of trumpet, bell etc] → sonido m, son m
the sounding of the retreat/the alarmel toque de retirada/de generala

sounding

[ˈsaʊndɪŋ] n (NAUTICAL, NAVAL)sondage msounding board n
(MUSIC)table f d'harmonie
(fig) to use sb as a sounding board for one's ideas → essayer ses idées sur qn

sounding

n (Naut) → Loten nt, → Peilung f; to take soundings (lit)Lotungen vornehmen; (fig)sondieren

sounding

[ˈsaʊndɪŋ] n (Naut) → scandagliamento

sound3

(saund) verb
to measure the depth of (water etc).
ˈsounding noun
1. (a) measurement of depth of water etc.
2. a depth measured.
3. (an) act of trying to find out views etc.
sound out
to try to find out someone's thoughts and plans etc. Will you sound out your father on this?
References in classic literature ?
Recovering his recollection on the instant, instead of sounding an alarm, which might prove fatal to himself, he remained stationary, an attentive observer of the other's motions.
Some of the damsels mounted on pillions behind their favorite swains, and their light-hearted laughter, mingling with the clatter of hoofs, echoed along the silent woodlands, sounding fainter and fainter, until they gradually died away, --and the late scene of noise and frolic was all silent and deserted.
I was confronted at last, as never yet, with all the risk attached even now to sounding my own horrid note.