sound off

verb

Definition of sound off

intransitive verb
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 :to count cadence while marching
3 a :to speak up in a loud voice
b :to voice one's opinions freely and vigorously

Examples of sound off in a Sentence

  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

First Known Use of sound off

1909

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