sounder

noun

sound·​er ˈsau̇n-dər How to pronounce sounder (audio)
: one that sounds
specifically : a device for making soundings

Examples of sounder in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Jack Kaye, the associate director of research at NASA’s Earth Science Division, acknowledged researchers’ concerns about the end of the sounder. Raymond Zhong, New York Times, 3 May 2024 Recently, data from the microwave limb sounder has been proving its worth in unexpected ways, Dr. Salawitch said. Raymond Zhong, New York Times, 3 May 2024 Related Articles Playing a smarter, sounder, all-around team game should make things a bit easier for their goalies, too, as the Sharks allowed a league-high 2,881 shots on net this year. Curtis Pashelka, The Mercury News, 23 Apr. 2024 Less than 10 seconds later, a sounder of warthogs—a mother and her babies—shot out from their underground den on the path ahead of us. Alexandra Kirkman, Fortune, 6 Apr. 2024 Would that a likely, later owner — the 2nd Duke of Buckingham and Chandos, had lived a sounder, more steadfast life. Brian T. Allen, National Review, 25 Jan. 2024 As the sounder approaches a cloud, to the sensors, the cloud appears higher in the sky. Wired, 3 Aug. 2022 But because the depth sounder on the ship couldn’t measure such extreme depths, the crew employed a crude method. Eliza Strickland, IEEE Spectrum, 29 Feb. 2012 Tatum knew better execution and sounder decisions could have lifted his team and made its playoff road easier. Gary Washburn, BostonGlobe.com, 21 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1575, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sounder was in 1575

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“Sounder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sounder. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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sounder

noun
sound·​er ˈsau̇n-dər How to pronounce sounder (audio)
: one that sounds
especially : a device for making soundings

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