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Definition 1: the act of measuring depth of water (usually with a sounding line) - [noun denoting act]

(sounding is a kind of ...) the act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule

"the measurements were carefully done" "his mental measurings proved remarkably accurate"

Definition 2: a measure of the depth of water taken with a sounding line - [noun denoting attribute]

(sounding is a kind of ...) the extent downward or backward or inward

"the depth of the water" "depth of a shelf" "depth of a closet"

Definition 3: making or having a sound as specified; used as a combining form - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where sounding or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • harsh-sounding

(sounding is similar to ...) heard or perceptible by the ear

"he spoke in an audible whisper"

Definition 4: having volume or deepness - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where sounding or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • sounding brass and a tinkling cymbal
  • the sounding cataract haunted me like a passion

(sounding is similar to ...) (of sound) having marked deepness and body

"full tones" "a full voice"

Definition 5: appearing to be as specified; usually used as combining forms - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where sounding or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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 for sounding in the sense of this definition

(sounding is similar to ...) 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"

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