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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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Words nearby sound off
soundless, sound man, sound mixer, sound motion picture, soundness, sound off, sound out, soundpost, sound pressure, soundproof, sound ranging
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How to use sound off in a sentence
For those of us who are not outright fans of fantasy, such an abstract of the plot may sound off-putting.Great Weekend Reads|Malcolm Jones, Lucy Scholes, Jacob Silverman, Drew Toal|September 18, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Mabyn suggested in a tone that he laboured to make sound off-hand.Two on the Trail|Hulbert Footner
Other Idioms and Phrases with 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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