sound off

sounded off; sounding off; sounds off

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

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she never missed a chance to sound off about the latest “stupid” political decisions the guard captain commanded each sentry to sound off

First Known Use of sound off

1909, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of sound off was in 1909

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“Sound off.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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