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verb re·sound \ri-ˈzand also -ˈsand\

: to become filled with sound

: to make a loud, deep sound

: to make a strong impression or have a great effect on people

Full Definition of RESOUND

intransitive verb
:  to become filled with sound :  reverberate
a :  to sound loudly <the gunshot resounded>
b :  to produce a sonorous or echoing sound
:  to become renowned
transitive verb
:  to extol loudly or widely :  celebrate
:  to sound or utter in full resonant tones

Examples of RESOUND

  1. The organ resounded throughout the church.
  2. His speech resounded throughout the world.

Origin of RESOUND

Middle English resounen, from Middle French resoner, from Latin resonare, from re- + sonare to sound — more at sound
First Known Use: 14th century
RESOUND Defined for Kids


verb re·sound \ri-ˈzand\

Definition of RESOUND for Kids

:  to become filled with sound :  reverberate <The hall resounded with cheers.>
:  to sound loudly <The organ resounds through the hall.>

Word Root of RESOUND

The Latin word sonāre, meaning to make a noise, gives us the root son. Words from the Latin sonāre have something to do with making noise. A sound is a noise made by someone or something. Something sonic uses the waves noises make as they travel through the air. A sonata is a musical piece in which only one instrument makes noise. To resound is to become filled with noise.


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