how to pronounce sounding


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the above transcription of sounding is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

sounding is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of sounding in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… which started off sounding more like dr …”

meanings of sounding


  1. Any place or part of the ocean, or other water, where a sounding line will reach the bottom.
  2. A measured depth of water.
  3. The action of the verb to sound.
  4. Test made with a probe or sonde.
  5. The sand, shells, etc. brought up by the sounding lead when it has touched bottom.
  6. The act of inserting of a thin metal rod into the urethra of the penis for medical or sexual purposes.


  1. Sonorous.
  2. Emitting a sound.


  1. Present participle of sound.

sounding frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word sounding occurs in english on average 11.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics sounding can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that sounding can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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