Synonyms of sounding


1. sounding, depth, deepness

usage: a measure of the depth of water taken with a sounding line

2. sounding, measurement, measuring, measure, mensuration

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


1. sound, look, appear, seem

usage: appear in a certain way; "This sounds interesting"

2. sound, go, cause to be perceived

usage: make a certain noise or sound; "She went `Mmmmm'"; "The gun went `bang'"

3. sound

usage: give off a certain sound or sounds; "This record sounds scratchy"

4. sound, announce, denote

usage: announce by means of a sound; "sound the alarm"

5. voice, sound, vocalize, vocalise, pronounce, articulate, enounce, sound out, enunciate, say

usage: utter with vibrating vocal chords

6. sound

usage: cause to sound; "sound the bell"; "sound a certain note"

7. fathom, sound, quantify, measure

usage: measure the depth of (a body of water) with a sounding line


1. looking, sounding, superficial (vs. profound)

usage: 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"

2. sounding, full (vs. thin)

usage: having volume or deepness; "sounding brass and a tinkling cymbal"; "the sounding cataract haunted me like a passion"- Wordsworth

3. sounding, audible (vs. inaudible), hearable

usage: making or having a sound as specified; used as a combining form; "harsh-sounding"

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Definition and meaning of sounding (Dictionary)