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Meaning of "high-sounding" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF HIGH-SOUNDING

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HIGH-SOUNDING

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
High-Sounding is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HIGH-SOUNDING

high-principled
high-profile
high-protein
high-ranking
high-resolution
high-rise
high-risk
high-rolling
high-scoring
high-sided vehicle
high-speed
high-speed downlink packet access
high-speed steel
high-spending
high-spirited
high-spiritedly
high-spiritedness
high-stepper
high-street
high-strung

WORDS THAT END LIKE HIGH-SOUNDING

according
ascending
binding
branding
corresponding
defending
demanding
descending
ending
expanding
finding
funding
landing
lending
mending
outstanding
pending
spending
standing
surrounding
understanding

Synonyms and antonyms of high-sounding in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «HIGH-SOUNDING»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «high-sounding» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of high-sounding

Translation of «high-sounding» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HIGH-SOUNDING

Find out the translation of high-sounding to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of high-sounding from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «high-sounding» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

冠冕堂皇
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

altisonante
570 millions of speakers

English

high-sounding
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बुलंद
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ارتفاع سبر -
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

громкими
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

de alta sonoridade
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বাগাড়ম্বরপূর্ণ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

haute sondage
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Terdengar tinggi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

hochtrabenden
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

仰々しい
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

고 소리
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Dhuwur-nyuworo
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cao - âm
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உயர் ஒலித்தல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

उच्च दणदणीत
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yüksek sondaj
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

high - suono
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

górnolotnych
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

гучними
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

de mare de sondare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

υψηλής ήχο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

hoë klinkende
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

högtravande
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

high- klingende
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of high-sounding

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HIGH-SOUNDING»

The term «high-sounding» is regularly used and occupies the 83.670 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «HIGH-SOUNDING» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about high-sounding

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QUOTES WITH «HIGH-SOUNDING»

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Abigail Adams
We have too many high-sounding words, and too few actions that correspond with them.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HIGH-SOUNDING»

Discover the use of high-sounding in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to high-sounding and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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English Synonymes: Explained in Alphabetical Order, with ...
HIGH-SOUNDING signifies the same as pitched upon an elevated key, so as to make a great noise, to be heard at a distance. CLAMOROUS, from the Latin clamo, to cry, signifies crying with a loud voice. Low! is here the generic term, since it ...
George Crabb, 1896
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English Synonymes Explained in Alphabetical Order
LOl'ti, NOIBT, HIGH-SOUNDING, CLAMOROUS. LOUD is doubtless connected through the medium of the German laul a sound, and lauscken to listen, with the Greek emms to hear, because sounds are the object of hearing. NOISY, having a  ...
George Crabb, 1826
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English synonymes, explained in alphabet. order
LOUD, NOISY, HIGH-SOUNDING, CLAMOROUS. LOUD, in German, &c., laut, is connected with laut a sound, lauschen to listen, and the Greek rXuw to hear, because sounds are the object of hearing. NOISY, having a noise, like noisome and ...
George Crabb, 1864
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Crabb's English Synonymes
Aroisy, from noise, is derived from Old French noise, a debate or quarrel ( something that gives rise to noise in our sense), perhaps from nausea. High- sounding signifies the same as pitched upon an elevated key, so as to make a great noise, ...
George Crabb A.M., 1917
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Meat-packer Legislation: Hearings Before the Committee on ...
It is believed that you gentlemen, under the name that you have assumed here as representing farmers, are simply the mouthpiece of certain propaganda and are using that high-sounding name to reinforce your propaganda work, tending to ...
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Agriculture, 1920
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Crabb's English Synonymes
Noisy, from noise, is derived from Old French noise, a debate or quarrel ( something that gives rise to noise in our sense), perhaps from nausea. High- sounding signifies the same as pitched upon an elevated key, so as to make a great noise, ...
George Crabb, 1917
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Percussion Instruments and Their History
High sounding cymbals were probably conical cup-like instruments played by bringing down the one sharply on the other, or smaller thicker plates with broad rims and central bosses. (The existence of a species of gong cannot be dismissed.
James Blades, 1992
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Oxford Thesaurus of English
adjective they clouded the issues with high-sounding words: grand-sounding, grandiloquent, magniloquent, high-flown, extravagant, exaggerated, elaborate, flowery, florid, ornate, overblown, overdone, overwrought, grandiose, lofty, rhetorical, ...
Maurice Waite, 2009
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English Synonyms Explained: In Alphatetical Order, with ...
Loud, Noisy, High-Sounding, Glamorous. great noise, to be heard at a distance. Glamorous, from the Latin demo to cry, signifies crying with a loud voice. Loud is here the generic term, since it signifies a great sound, which is the idea common  ...
George Crabb, 1904
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The Unitarian
N. P. Gilman High-sounding . , ,, ... . . . Liberalism. reslgned the editorship of the Literary World, a new tone of criticism of religious subjects seems to be adopted by that useful and carefully conducted Boston organ of literary opinion. Whether it  ...
Jabez Thomas Sunderland, Brooke Herford, Frederick B. Mott, 1896

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HIGH-SOUNDING»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term high-sounding is used in the context of the following news items.
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What Greece can learn from Africa about the effects of austerity after …
The conference document is full of high-sounding words, but the debates are framed in a very different way to those of the 1980s and 1990s. «The Conversation AU, Jul 15»
2
MPs' move to cripple graft war put them on wrong side of history
And that explains why despite high-sounding talks on how corruption is eviscerating the future of Kenya, there has been no high level ... «The Standard Digital News, Jul 15»
3
Meet Josiah Atkins Idowu-Fearon, The Bishop Who Teaches Islam
Issues as, the visible and invisible church and the concepts of Monophysitism and similar high-sounding words which may not make meanings ... «Information Nigeria, Jul 15»
4
MICROSCOPIC MINORITY CONTROLS CEYLON'S EDUCATION
All these self-appointed hodies have high-sounding names. But the Ceylon Head Masters' Conference represents only 25 schools of which ... «Lankaweb, Jul 15»
5
Unburdening My Mind
... resembling a biblical prophet and having a gift for high-sounding oratory. Otherwise, the world would have looked at the 700,000 young dead ... «Patriot Post, Jul 15»
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Labour Export Exposes Govt Desperation
The plan is contrary to the party's high-sounding but daydreaming 2013 election manifesto in which it promised to provide more than two million ... «AllAfrica.com, Jul 15»
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Mujuru 'allies' bounce back
... Mugabe's reshuffle, variously describing it as “a damp squib tinkering of deadwood” and a “high-sounding but insignificant exercise”. Political ... «Nehanda Radio, Jul 15»
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Are you proud to be an American today? I am.
The 56 courageous men who signed the Declaration of Independence understood that this was not just high-sounding rhetoric. They knew that ... «Monroe News Star, Jul 15»
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Dr John Lee says Chinese free-trade deals are no guarantee …
And despite such high-sounding principles, the track record is that Beijing has frequently resorted to such ad hoc and arbitrary regulatory ... «The Australian Financial Review, Jul 15»
10
The Bone of Pseudo-Revolution
The appeal to abstract high-sounding morals of political correctness is not just a philosophic mistake by overexcited individuals, but also a ... «AllAfrica.com, Jul 15»

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