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Verb: sound out  sawnd awt
  1. Say (a word, phrase or syllable) in a certain way
    "Can the child sound out this complicated word?";
    - pronounce, articulate, enounce, enunciate, say
     
  2. Try to learn someone's opinions and intentions
    "I have to sound out the new professor";
    - check out, feel out

Derived forms: sounded out, sounding out, sounds out

Type of: query, question