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English verb: sound off

1. sound off (communication) express one's opinion openly and without fear or hesitation

SamplesJohn spoke up at the meeting.

Synonymsanimadvert, opine, speak out, speak up

Pattern of useSomebody ----s that CLAUSE

Broader (hypernym)declare

Narrower (hyponym)editorialise, editorialize

2. sound off (creation) start playing

SamplesThe musicians struck up a tune.

Synonymsstrike up

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)play

Domain categorymusic, music, music

3. sound off (communication) express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness

SamplesMy mother complains all day.
She has a lot to kick about.

Synonymscomplain, kick, kvetch, plain, quetch

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Narrower (hyponym)backbite, beef, bellyache, bemoan, bewail, bitch, bitch, bleat, crab, croak, deplore, gnarl, gripe, grizzle, grouch, grouse, grumble, grumble, hen-peck, holler, inveigh, lament, murmur, mutter, nag, peck, protest, rail, repine, report, scold, squawk, whine, yammer, yawp

Antonymschirk up, cheer up, cheer

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