sound off
intransitive verb Date: 1909 1. to play three chords before and after marching up and down a line of troops during a ceremonial parade or formal guard mount 2. to count cadence while marching 3. a. to speak up in a loud voice b. to voice one's opinions freely and vigorously

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • 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 1. express one s opinion openly and without fear or hesitation (Freq. 1) John spoke up at the meeting • Syn: ↑opine, ↑speak up, ↑speak out, ↑animadvert • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • sound off — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms sound off : present tense I/you/we/they sound off he/she/it sounds off present participle sounding off past tense sounded off past participle sounded off to express your opinions loudly, especially in an… …   English dictionary

  • sound off — v. (colloq.) (D; intr.) to sound off against ( to criticize ) (to sound off against an idea) * * * [ saʊnd ɒf] (colloq.) (D; intr.) to sound off against (to sound off against an idea; to criticize ) …   Combinatory 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 tell what… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • sound off — to express your opinion forcefully. On the Internet, people can sound off, in real time, about whatever they want …   New idioms dictionary

  • 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 — complain, get it off your chest, speak out    He was sounding off about our papers how bad they were …   English idioms

  • sound off — express one s opinions loudly or forcefully. → sound …   English new terms dictionary

  • 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

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”