sound out

Definition of sound out

:to try to find out the opinions of someone by asking questions
  • They sounded me out on the idea.
  • polls that sound out public opinion

Word by Word Definitions

sound play
  1. : free from injury or disease

  2. : free from flaw, defect, or decay

  3. : solid, firm

  1. : to the full extent : thoroughly

  1. : a particular auditory impression : tone

  2. : the sensation perceived by the sense of hearing

  3. : mechanical radiant energy that is transmitted by longitudinal pressure waves in a material medium (such as air) and is the objective cause of hearing

  1. : to cause to sound

  2. : pronounce

  3. : to put into words : voice

  1. : a long broad inlet of the ocean generally parallel to the coast

  2. : a long passage of water connecting two larger bodies (such as a sea with the ocean) or separating a mainland and an island

  3. : the air bladder of a fish

  1. : to measure the depth of : fathom

  2. : to try to find out the views or intentions of : probe

  3. : to explore or examine (a body cavity) with a sound

  1. : an elongated instrument for exploring or sounding body cavities

out play
  1. : in a direction away from the inside or center

  2. : outside

  3. : from among others

  1. : eject, oust

  2. : to identify publicly as being such secretly

  3. : to become publicly known

  1. used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. : situated outside : external

  2. : out-of-bounds

  3. : situated at a distance : outlying

  1. : outside

  2. : one who is out of office or power or on the outside

  3. : an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball

  1. : in a manner that exceeds or surpasses and sometimes overpowers or defeats


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