How to Pronounce sound off?

Correct pronunciation for the word "sound off" is [sˈa͡ʊnd ˈɒf], [sˈa‍ʊnd ˈɒf], [s_ˈaʊ_n_d ˈɒ_f].

"Sound off" in context

Sound off is a term that originated in the military, albeit with a slightly different meaning than what it is used for today. In today's colloquial English, sound off is used to indicate that someone is loudly expressing their opinion. For example, if someone has strong views on a political matter, they may sound off on the issue.

The phrase is likely derived from drills and marches in the military, where recruits were instructed to "sound off" on individual commands. This practice was used to ensure that orders were issued and followed by the entire group.

Usage over time for sound off:

This graph shows how "sound off" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.

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