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Definition of Sounding


  1. of Sound
  2. Making or emitting sound; hence, sonorous; as, sounding words.
  3. The act of one who, or that which, sounds (in any of the senses of the several verbs).
  4. measurement by sounding; also, the depth so ascertained.
  5. Any place or part of the ocean, or other water, where a sounding line will reach the bottom; -- usually in the plural.
  6. The sand, shells, or the like, that are brought up by the sounding lead when it has touched bottom.

Sounding Translations

sounding in French is sonnant