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Sound out   /saʊnd aʊt/   Listen
Sound out

Speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way.  Synonyms: articulate, enounce, enunciate, pronounce, say.  "I cannot say 'zip wire'" , "Can the child sound out this complicated word?"
Try to learn someone's opinions and intentions.  Synonyms: check out, feel out.

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"Sound out" Quotes from Famous Books

... all safe and sound Out in the world of green, Traveling over the grassy ground, Where ...
— A Jolly Jingle-Book • Various

... by the bank," observed the padre; "come on. I still hear those horrible grunts in the distance; I shall never get the sound out of my ears as long ...
— The Young Llanero - A Story of War and Wild Life in Venezuela • W.H.G. Kingston

... him. Mr. Harry said that if he had been a girl, he would have laughed and cried at the same time when he discovered that pig. He must have been asleep or exhausted when we arrived, for there was not a sound out of him, but shortly afterward he had set up a yelling that attracted Mr. Harry's attention, and made him run down to him. Mr. Harry said he was raging around his pen, digging the ground with his snout, falling down and getting up again, and by a miracle, escaping death by choking from ...
— Beautiful Joe • Marshall Saunders

Words linked to "Sound out" :   feel out, query, round, talk, raise, speak, palatalize, mispronounce, question, retroflex, subvocalise, nasalize, utter, click, subvocalize, trill, enunciate, vocalise, aspirate, labialise, vocalize, vowelize, explode, syllabise, misspeak, pronounce, syllabize, lilt, enounce, drawl, labialize, check out, nasalise, verbalise, mouth, voice, articulate, accentuate, devoice, accent, verbalize, palatalise, lisp, flap, sibilate, sound, twang, roll, vowelise, stress

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