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verb (intr, adverb)

to proclaim loudly, as in venting one's opinions, grievances, etc
to speak angrily

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Idioms and Phrases with sound off

sound off

Express one's views vigorously and loudly, as in Dad's always sounding off about higher taxes. This expression probably comes from the original meaning, that is, “strike up a military band.” [Early 1900s]

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