how does that sound?

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


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?"

Contributor: Matt Errey