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 More recently, observations from the many instruments called microwave sounders attached to different satellites orbiting the planet have become even more valuable to forecasters. Alejandra Borunda, National Geographic, "Could your next cell phone wreck our weather forecasts?," 26 Nov. 2019 Another option would be to develop artificial intelligence approaches to recover lost or corrupted data from the microwave sounders. Andrew Freedman, Washington Post, "Global 5G deal poses significant threat to weather forecast accuracy, experts warn," 22 Nov. 2019 These instruments are microwave sounders, developed by Northrop Grumman for NOAA’s Joint Polar Satellite System. Hal Bernton, The Seattle Times, "High-stakes dispute turns nasty, pits 5G technology against weather forecasting," 6 Aug. 2019 MD: The smaller robots have acoustic depth sounders for gathering bathymetry of the vent region, surface water temperature sensors, accelerometers, and cameras. Nora Rappaport, National Geographic, "These Sharks Thrive Inside an Underwater Volcano," 19 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of sounder

1575, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sounder was in 1575

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4 Dec 2019

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“Sounder.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 13 December 2019.

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