Definition of Sound off
1. Verb. Express one's opinion openly and without fear or hesitation. "John spoke up at the meeting"
Generic synonyms: Declare
Specialized synonyms: Editorialise, Editorialize
Derivative terms: Opinion, Opinionative
2. Verb. Start playing. "The musicians struck up a tune"
3. Verb. Express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness. "They sound off that there was a traffic accident "; "She has a lot to kick about"
Specialized synonyms: Hen-peck, Nag, Peck, Backbite, Bitch, Grizzle, Whine, Yammer, Yawp, Croak, Gnarl, Grumble, Murmur, Mutter, Grouch, Grumble, Scold, Protest, Repine, Beef, Bellyache, Bitch, Crab, Gripe, Grouse, Holler, Squawk, Inveigh, Rail, Bemoan, Bewail, Deplore, Lament, Report, Bleat
Derivative terms: Complainer, Complaint, Kick
Definition of Sound off
1. Verb. To hold forth about something in an opinionated manner ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Lexicographical Neighbors of Sound Off
Literary usage of Sound off
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Records Relating to American Prisoners of War and Missing in Action from the edited by Charles E. Schamel (1997)
"... Hanoi Visit in December, part 3 (Item 46) 3o date Tapes separated from the series "Investigator's Case Files: Hilton Foster," sound off #064-066 (Item ..."
2. Report Upon the Invertebrate Animals of Vineyard Sound and Adjacent Waters by Addison Emery Verrill (1874)
"... Long Island Sound; off New Haven, in 4 to 6 fathoms, mud; off Thimble Islands, 3 to 8 fathoms, soft mud, rare. This species is, in some respects, ..."
3. Manual of Reading, in Four Parts: Orthophony, Class Methods, Gesture, and by H. L. D. Potter (1871)
"In some words it has the sound off, as in tough, laugh; and in some the ... In clough and slough it is sometimes silent, and sometimes has the sound off. ..."
4. Manual of Reading, in Four Parts: Orthophony, Class Methods, Gesture, and by H. L. D. Potter (1877)
"In some words it has the sound off, as in tough, laugh; and in some the ... In clough and slough it is-sometimes silent, and sometimes has the sound off. ..."
5. Report on the Geology & Gold Fields of Otago by Frederick Wollaston Hutton, George H. F. Ulrich, J. G. Black, James McKerrow (1875)
"... sound off First Cove ; 1500 feet in Thompson Sound, off Deas Cove; and 1284 feet in Milford Sound, off the Stirling- waterfall. ..."