(Sound"-board`) n. A sounding- board.
To many a row of pipes the sound-board breathes.Milton.
(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.
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
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.
1. (Mus.) A thin board which propagates the sound in a piano, in a violin, and in some other musical
2. A board or structure placed behind or over a pulpit or rostrum to give distinctness to a speaker's
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,
(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.