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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 ?
The regularity of the bottom and its conformity to the shores and the range of the neighboring hills were so perfect that a distant promontory betrayed itself in the soundings quite across the pond, and its direction could be determined by observing the opposite shore.
If navigation ever existed on the surface of the moon, it must have been wonderfully difficult and dangerous; and we may well pity the Selenite sailors and hydrographers; the former, when they came upon these perilous coasts, the latter when they took the soundings of its stormy banks.
Toiling eternally They knock the stone, like tireless shuttles plied Upon a sounding loom.
And it was among the rugged hills of Northumbria, by the rocky shore where the sounding waves beat and beat all day long, that the first Christian songs in English were sung.
She was always watching for black and shiny and spirited horses - watching, hoping, despairing, hoping again; always giving chase and sounding her call, upon the meagrest chance of a response, and breaking her heart over the disappointment; always inquiring, always interested in sales-stables and horse accumulations in general.
Oh, from out the sounding cells, What a gush of euphony voluminously wells!
We coasted up the shore of the lake in a north-westerly direction, sounding all the time.
Only a moment stood they thus, for Eric, intent on teaching this rash beggar a lesson and sweeping him speedily off the stage, launched forth boldly and gave the other a sounding crack on the shoulder.
For that singular craft at times evinced by the Sperm Whale when, sounding with his head in one direction, he nevertheless, while concealed beneath the surface, mills round, and swiftly swims off in the opposite quarter --this deceitfulness of his could not now be in action; for there was no reason to suppose that the fish seen by Tashtego had been in any way alarmed, or indeed knew at all of our vicinity.
By great exertion, Tashtego at last succeeded in planting one iron; but the stricken whale, without at all sounding, still continued his horizontal flight, with added fleetness.
They saw the galleys along the beach, which, lowering their awnings, displayed themselves decked with streamers and pennons that trembled in the breeze and kissed and swept the water, while on board the bugles, trumpets, and clarions were sounding and filling the air far and near with melodious warlike notes.
There are no longer sentinels sounding the alarm with their abdomens raised, and ready to die in defense of the hive.