Sounding - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)
1. Causing to sound; uttering audibly.
2. Trying the depth of water by the plummet; examining the intention or will.
3. a. Sonorous; making a noise.
4. Having a magnificent sound; as words more sounding or significant.
1. The act of uttering noise; the act or endeavoring to discover the opinion or desires; the act of throwing the lead.
2. In surgery, the operation of introducing the sound into the bladder; called searching for the stone.