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Dictionary definition for: Sounding

1. (n) a measure of the depth of water taken by sounding

2. (s) 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 b

3. (n) the act of measuring depth of water (usually with a sounding line)

4. (s) having volume or depth; "sounding brass and a tinkling cymbal" "the sounding cataract haunted me like a passion"- Wordsworth

5. (s) making or having a sound as specified; used as a combining form; "harsh-sounding"

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