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sound off

intransitive verb

Definition of sound off

  1. 1 :  to play three chords before and after marching up and down a line of troops during a ceremonial parade or formal guard mount

  2. 2 :  to count cadence while marching

  3. 3a :  to speak up in a loud voiceb :  to voice one's opinions freely and vigorously



Examples of sound off

  1. <she never missed a chance to sound off about the latest stupid political decisions>

  2. <the guard captain commanded each sentry to sound off>



1909

First Known Use of sound off

1909


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