sound off (about something)


sound off (about something)
ˌsound ˈoff (about sth) derived
(informal, disapproving) to express your opinions loudly or in an aggressive way

He's always sounding off about falling standards in education.

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  • sound off (about something) — 1. in. to omplain about something; to gripe about something. □ You are always sounding off about something that gripes your soul. D Just sound off ifyou’ve got a beef. 2. in. to speak out of turn about something. □ Who asked you to sound off… …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • sound off — PHRASAL VERB (disapproval) If someone sounds off, they express their opinions strongly and rather rudely without being asked. [INFORMAL] [V P about/on n] It is surprising how many people start sounding off about something without really deciding… …   English dictionary

  • sound off — {v.} 1. To say your name or count One! Two! Three! Four! as you march. Used as orders in U.S. military service. * / Sound off! said the sergeant, and the soldiers shouted, One! Two! Three! Four! with each step as they marched./ 2. {informal} To… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • sound off — {v.} 1. To say your name or count One! Two! Three! Four! as you march. Used as orders in U.S. military service. * / Sound off! said the sergeant, and the soldiers shouted, One! Two! Three! Four! with each step as they marched./ 2. {informal} To… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • sound off — verb To hold forth about something in an opinionated manner Im sick of his sounding off about how he thinks this country should run! …   Wiktionary

  • sound — sound1 W1S1 [saund] n [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: son, from Latin sonus] 1.) [U and C] something that you hear, or what can be heard = ↑noise ▪ There were strange sounds coming from the next room. sound of ▪ She could hear the sound …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sound — 1 /saUnd/ noun 1 SENSATION (U) something that you hear, or what can be heard: strange sounds coming from the next room (+ of): the sound of voices | not make a sound (=keep quiet): Don t make a sound, any of you! | Light travels faster than sound …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • sound — sound1 [ saund ] noun *** 1. ) count something you can hear: My car is making strange clicking sounds. sound of: the sound of voices/laughter/footsteps not make a sound (=be very quiet): Laura didn t make a sound as she left the room. a ) uncount …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Sound card — A Sound Blaster Live! Value card, a typical (circa 2000) PCI sound card. Connects to Motherboard via one of: PCI ISA USB IEEE 139 …   Wikipedia

  • sound — sound1 soundable, adj. /sownd/, n. 1. the sensation produced by stimulation of the organs of hearing by vibrations transmitted through the air or other medium. 2. mechanical vibrations transmitted through an elastic medium, traveling in air at a… …   Universalium