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Meaning & Definition of Sounding in English

English

Sounding

/saʊndɪŋ/

noun

1. A measure of the depth of water taken with a sounding line

    synonym:
  • sounding

2. The act of measuring depth of water (usually with a sounding line)

    synonym:
  • sounding

adjective

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • looking
  • ,
  • sounding

2. Having volume or deepness

  • "Sounding brass and a tinkling cymbal"
  • "The sounding cataract haunted me like a passion"- wordsworth
    synonym:
  • sounding

3. Making or having a sound as specified

  • Used as a combining form
  • "Harsh-sounding"
    synonym:
  • sounding