sounding

Primary Meanings of sounding

1.
adj
appearing to be as specified; usually used as combining forms
2.
nadj
a measure of the depth of water taken with a sounding line
having volume or deepness
Full Definitions of sounding
1

adj appearing to be as specified; usually used as combining forms

“fine- sounding phrases”
“taken in by high- sounding talk”
Synonyms:
looking
superficial
concerned with or comprehending only what is apparent or obvious; not deep or penetrating emotionally or intellectually

adj making or having a sound as specified; used as a combining form

“harsh- sounding
Synonyms:
audible, hearable
heard or perceptible by the ear
2

n a measure of the depth of water taken with a sounding line

Type of:
deepness, depth
the extent downward or backward or inward

n the act of measuring depth of water (usually with a sounding line)

Type of:
measure, measurement, measuring, mensuration
the act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule

adj having volume or deepness

sounding brass and a tinkling cymbal”
“"the sounding cataract haunted me like a passion"- Wordsworth”
Synonyms:
full
(of sound) having marked deepness and body

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