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sound off (AE, BE) [PHRASAL VERB]
He sounds off on the human costs of offshoring: speak at length, talk at length, speak, talk, go on, hold forth; declaim, discourse, spout, expatiate, pontificate, orate, preach, sermonize; lecture, harangue, fulminate, rant; informal: spiel, speechify, preachify, drone on; rare: perorate. [Quelle: Oxford Thesaurus of English (British)]
to express your opinions forcefully, especially without being asked for them.
He's always sounding off about how he thinks the country should be run. [Quelle: CALD]
1: to play three chords before and after marching up and down a line of troops during a ceremonial parade or formal guard mount
2: to count cadence while marching
3a : to speak up in a loud voice
b : to voice one's opinions freely and vigorously
Examples of SOUND OFF
[Quelle: Merriam-Webster Dict.]
Synonyms: pipe up, shoot, sound off, speak out, spout (off), talk up [Merriam-Webster Thesaurus]
sound off: [Quelle: American Heritage Dictionary]
1. To express one's views vigorously: was always sounding off about higher taxes.
2. To count cadence when marching in military formation.
sein Herz ausschütten, alles erzählen, was einen bewegt
gründlich miteinander reden, um Unstimmigkeiten zu beseitigen sich mit jmdm. a.
(etw.) zu Ende sprechen
sich (mit Worten) für/gegen etw. einsetzen [Quelle: DWDS]
Both 'to sound off' and 'to pipe up' are in current use in B.E. and A.E.
'to pipe up' is milder and not necessarily intrusive as 'sound off' usually implies.
"When asked if they wanted to go home, not one of the children piped up."
Compare with: 'pipe down!', informal. A rather polite imperative. A command for silence often used with children.
Definition of PIPE DOWN
: to stop talking or making noise
Examples of PIPE DOWN
<“Pipe down or I'll cancel recess!” the teacher commanded>
First Known Use: circa 1900
Related to PIPE DOWN
Synonyms: calm (down), chill out [slang], cool, hush, quiet, settle (down)
Antonyms: act up, carry on, cut up, [+]more