HyperDic: sound_off

English > 3 senses of the expression sound off:
VERBcommunicationsound off, opine, speak up, speak out, animadvertexpress one's opinion openly and without fear or hesitation / hesitation
creationsound off, strike upstart playing
communicationsound off, complain, kick, plain, quetch, kvetchexpress complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness
English > sound off: 3 senses > verb 1, communication
MeaningExpress one's opinion openly and without fear or hesitation / hesitation.
PatternSomebody ----s that CLAUSE
Synonymsopine, speak up, speak out, animadvert
Narrowereditorialize, editorialiseinsert personal opinions into an objective statement
Broaderdeclarestate emphatically and authoritatively
English > sound off: 3 senses > verb 2, creation
Meaningstart playing.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymstrike up
Categorymusicmusical activity (singing / singing / singing or whistling etc.)
music(music) the sounds produced by singers or musical instruments (or reproductions of such sounds)
musicAn artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
BroaderplayPlay on an instrument
See alsosoundcause to sound
English > sound off: 3 senses > verb 3, communication
MeaningExpress complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Synonymscomplain, kick, plain, quetch, kvetch
Narrowerbackbite, bitchsay mean things
bleattalk / talk whiningly
deplore, lament, bewail, bemoanregret strongly
gripe, bitch, grouse, crab, beef, squawk, bellyache, hollercomplain
grouch, grumble, scoldshow one's unhappiness or critical attitude
murmur, mutter, grumble, croak, gnarlmake complaining remarks or noises under one's breath
nag, peck, hen-peckbother persistently with trivial complaints
protestUtter words / words of protest
rail, inveighcomplain bitterly
repineExpress discontent
reportcomplain about
whine, grizzle, yammer, yawpcomplain whiningly
Oppositecheer, cheer up, chirk upBecome cheerful
Spanishlamentarse, lamentar, protestar, quejarse
Catalanlamentar-se, lamentar, queixar-se

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