-The definition of “soundings” includes an investigation.

-“Soundings” are like sonar, listening for things, in this case thoughts, ideas and experiences.

-The root “sound” can also mean “financially strong, safe and secure.”

-Figuratively, one definition of the word “sound” is “the effect produced on the mind by what is heard.

-A “sounding board” is a means of bringing opinions and ideas, out into the open.