Sounding lead, the plummet at the end of a sounding line.Sounding line, a line having a plummet at the end, used in making soundings.Sounding post(Mus.), a small post in a violin, violoncello, or similar instrument, set under the bridge as a support, for propagating the sounds to the body of the instrument; — called also sound post.Sounding rod(Naut.), a rod used to ascertain the depth of water in a ship's hold.In soundings, within the eighty-fathom line. Ham. Nav. Encyc.

(Sound"ing-board`) n.

1. (Mus.) A thin board which propagates the sound in a piano, in a violin, and in some other musical instruments.

2. A board or structure placed behind or over a pulpit or rostrum to give distinctness to a speaker's voice.

3. pl. See Sound boarding, under Sound, a noise.

(Sound"less) a. Not capable of being sounded or fathomed; unfathomable. Shak.

(Sound"less), a. Having no sound; noiseless; silent.Sound"less*ly, adv.Sound"less*ness, n.

(Sound"ly), adv. In a sound manner.

(Sound"ness), n. The quality or state of being sound; as, the soundness of timber, of fruit, of the teeth, etc.; the soundness of reasoning or argument; soundness of faith.

Syn. — Firmness; strength; solidity; healthiness; truth; rectitude.

(Soune) v. t. & i. To sound. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Sounst) a. Soused. See Souse. [Obs.]

(Soup) n. [F. soupe, OF. sope, supe, soupe, perhaps originally, a piece of bread; probably of Teutonic origin; cf. D. sop sop, G. suppe soup. See Sop something dipped in a liquid, and cf. Supper.] A liquid food of many kinds, usually made by boiling meat and vegetables, or either of them, in water, — commonly seasoned or flavored; strong broth.

(Sound"-board`) n. A sounding- board.

To many a row of pipes the sound-board breathes.

(Sound"er) n. One who, or that which; sounds; specifically, an instrument used in telegraphy in place of a register, the communications being read by sound.

(Sound"er), n. (Zoöl.) A herd of wild hogs.

(Sound"ing), a. Making or emitting sound; hence, sonorous; as, sounding words. Dryden.

(Sound"ing), n.

1. The act of one who, or that which, sounds (in any of the senses of the several verbs).

2. (Naut.) [From Sound to fathom.] (a) measurement by sounding; also, the depth so ascertained. (b) Any place or part of the ocean, or other water, where a sounding line will reach the bottom; — usually in the plural. (c) The sand, shells, or the like, that are brought up by the sounding lead when it has touched bottom.

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