sound·​er | \ ˈsau̇n-dər How to pronounce sounder (audio) \

Definition of sounder

: one that sounds specifically : a device for making soundings

Examples of sounder in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web What Kerr quickly discovered was that the strides Poole made with Santa Cruz — more efficient movements, sounder defensive rotations, better shot selection — could translate to the NBA. Connor Letourneau, San Francisco Chronicle, "How Jordan Poole's recent breakthrough could change Warriors' long-term outlook," 19 Mar. 2021 The size and scope of the package exceeded the expectations of a number of outside advocates, while answering demands from economists for a major new investment to get the economy on a sounder footing. Author: Erica Werner, Jeff Stein, Anchorage Daily News, "Biden unveiling $1.9 trillion economic relief package that increases stimulus payments to $2,000, boosts jobless benefits," 14 Jan. 2021 Males or boars tend to roam alone though will join a sounder to mate. René A. Guzman,, "Feral hogs cause more than $1.5 billion in damage each year, but the most hated animals in Texas have their charms," 5 Jan. 2021 But unlike Indiana, whose defense has a boom/bust feel to it, the Wildcats take a sounder approach by forcing teams into long drives and sitting back in a zone. Stephen Means, cleveland, "Ohio State football vs. Northwestern: Game Time Decisions for the 2020 Big Ten Championship," 19 Dec. 2020 Even after the Stars scored five or more goals three times against the Flames, the Avalanche are simply a stronger team – with a more dynamic offense, a sounder defense and better goaltending. Jace Evans, USA TODAY, "NHL predictions: Who will win in the second round of the playoffs?," 22 Aug. 2020 The treaties were later amended to put the bailouts on a sounder legal footing, and to create the European Stability Mechanism (ESM), essentially a fund to handle the bailouts that followed. Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, "The EU’s Slow, Sneaky Attempt to Engineer a Fiscal Union," 18 Aug. 2020 Their kayaks carried echo-sounders and depth measurement equipment. Asher Elbein, New York Times, "Earth’s Deepest River Conceals an Evolutionary Mystery," 25 Feb. 2020 The microwave sounders are now very good at measuring that faint signal. Alejandra Borunda, National Geographic, "Could your next cell phone wreck our weather forecasts?," 26 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of sounder

1575, in the meaning defined above

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“Sounder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.

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