- making or giving forth sound
- resonant; sonorous
- high-sounding; bombastic
- the act of measuring the depth or examining the bottom of a body of water, etc. with or as with a weighted line
- depth so measured
- a place, usually less than 100 fathoms (c. 180 m) in depth, where a sounding line will touch bottom
- an examination of the atmosphere at or to a given height, as with a radiosonde
- a probe of space, as with a rocket
- measurements learned or data acquired by sounding
- an exploratory sampling, as of public opinion
See sounding in American Heritage Dictionary 4
- The act of one that sounds.
- A probe of the environment for scientific observation.
a. A measured depth of water.
b. Water shallow enough for depth measurements to be taken by a hand line. Often used in the plural.
- Emitting a full sound; resonant.
- Noisy but with little significance.
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