Part of speech: adjective

Giving forth a sound.

Part of speech: noun

The act of one who or that which sounds.

Part of speech: noun

The depth of water as sounded or depth that can be sounded.

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Usage examples "sounding":

  1. She rose, walked into the kitchen, her footsteps sounding in her ears like her mother's. - "The Bent Twig", Dorothy Canfield.
  2. And every wind that blew its thundering message over the huge sounding- board of the million, shaking trees conveyed the purpose that it had. - "The Man Whom the Trees Loved", Algernon Blackwood.
  3. " Is it meet," said he, " This creature's name should one so sounding be - 'Tis but a fly, though first- born of the spring, Bombylius Majus, dost thou call the thing?" - "Scenes and Characters", Charlotte M. Yonge.