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



  1. Emitting a sound.
    The sounding bell woke me up.
  2. sonorous

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