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 Again, these details should amount to a sounder, more restful night and a healthy sleep routine. Sara Coughlin, SELF, 25 May 2022 What to do about wild hogs on your property Smith and Grice both agree that the best way to remove hogs from an area is to use traps that will catch the entire sounder, or group of pigs. Dennis Pillion |, al, 15 May 2022 Now, post-bankruptcy, Neiman's finances are on sounder footing, with debt at a far more manageable $1 billion and sales on the rebound. Phil Wahba, Fortune, 10 Feb. 2022 Investing in successful businesses through up and down cycles is a sounder strategy than trying to time those cycles. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 26 Jan. 2022 Their kayaks carried echo-sounders and depth measurement equipment. Asher Elbein, New York Times, 25 Feb. 2020 The microwave sounders are now very good at measuring that faint signal. Alejandra Borunda, National Geographic, 26 Nov. 2019 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, 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, 22 Nov. 2019 See More

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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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7 Jun 2022

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“Sounder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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