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noun sounding pronunciation in British English /ˈsaʊndɪŋ/ 
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  1. 1

    soundings

    [plural] the opinions of a group of people that you ask for before making a decision or taking action
    take soundings (=ask for opinions):

    She said she'd take soundings among party members.

  2. 2
    [countable] a measurement of the depth of water
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