Associations to the word «Sounding»


SOUNDING, noun. The action of the verb to sound.
SOUNDING, adjective. Emitting a sound.
SOUNDING, adjective. Sonorous.
SOUNDING, verb. Present participle of sound
SOUNDING, noun. Test made with a probe or sonde.
SOUNDING, noun. A measured depth of water.
SOUNDING, noun. The act of inserting of a thin metal rod into the urethra of the penis for medical or sexual purposes
SOUNDING, noun. (chiefly in the plural) Any place or part of the ocean, or other water, where a sounding line will reach the bottom.
SOUNDING, noun. The sand, shells, etc. brought up by the sounding lead when it has touched bottom.
SOUNDING BALLOON, noun. Weather balloon
SOUNDING BOARD, noun. A thin board that forms part of the resonating chamber of a musical instrument and serves to reinforce its sound
SOUNDING BOARD, noun. A structure that reflects sound towards the intended listeners
SOUNDING BOARD, noun. (by extension) Any device or means used to spread an idea or point of view
SOUNDING BOARD, noun. A person, or group, whose reactions to a new idea or proposal serve to assess its acceptability
SOUNDING BOARDS, noun. Plural of sounding board
SOUNDING OUT, verb. Present participle of sound out
SOUNDING ROCKET, noun. (space) a suborbital rocket used to launch upper atmosphere, exoatmospheric, and microgravity sondes or probes
SOUNDING ROCKETS, noun. Plural of sounding rocket
SOUNDING ROD, noun. A rod or piece of iron used to ascertain the depth of water in a ship's hold. It is let down in a groove by a pump.
SOUNDING ROD, noun. A probe used in urethral sounding
SOUNDING STONE, noun. A Chinese musical instrument, usually L-shaped, made of stone or jade, hung and struck as a xylophone.
SOUNDING STONES, noun. Plural of sounding stone

Dictionary definition

SOUNDING, noun. A measure of the depth of water taken with a sounding line.
SOUNDING, noun. The act of measuring depth of water (usually with a sounding line).
SOUNDING, adjective. 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".
SOUNDING, adjective. Having volume or deepness; "sounding brass and a tinkling cymbal"; "the sounding cataract haunted me like a passion"- Wordsworth.
SOUNDING, adjective. Making or having a sound as specified; used as a combining form; "harsh-sounding".

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