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  1. Banned
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    Sound Out

    I am not sure about the usage of "sound out" here:


    But "we never read the names out loud, phonetically sounding them out," he said.
    Dictionaries have an entry for "sound out somebody", which means "find out somebody's opinion" . Could the usage in the example be wrong?

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    Re: Sound Out

    No, the usage here refers to figuring out how names should be pronounced by their spellings..

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