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" [syn: looking]
2 having volume or depth; "sounding brass and a tinkling cymbal"; "the sounding cataract haunted me like a passion"- Wordsworth
3 making or having a sound as specified; used as a combining form; "harsh-sounding"
1 a measure of the depth of water taken by sounding
2 the act of measuring depth of water (usually with a sounding line)
- Rhymes: -aʊndɪŋ
- Emitting a sound
- The sounding bell woke me up.
- present participle of sound
- Little Mary was sounding very sleepy, so I tucked her in bed.
Sounding can refer to:
- Determination of the depth of water usually in the sea. Originally using a weighted line called a lead line, more recently using
- Whale sounding, the act of diving by whales
- an atmospheric sounding
- various methods in telecommunications
- Urethral sounding in medicine
- various methods in geophysics:
- sounding rockets which take measurements during suborbital flight
- the present participle of sound
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