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how does that sound?

This page is about the conversational phrase how does that sound?.

Meaning: You can ask this if you want to know what someone thinks of your idea or your suggestion.

For example:

  • "We could go to Japan for a few days. How does that sound?"
    "Sounds great. Let's do it!"

  • "I could ask Tom to do it? How does that sound?"
    "Tom won't do it. But his sister Rosie might."

Quick Quiz:

Which is closest in meaning to "How does that sound?"

a. "What do you think?"

b. "What was that sound?"

c. "How do you pronounce that?"

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Contributor: Matt Errey