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1reverberate

verb re·ver·ber·ate \-bə-ˌrāt\

: to continue in a series of quickly repeated sounds that bounce off a surface (such as a wall)

: to become filled with a sound

re·ver·ber·at·edre·ver·ber·at·ing

Full Definition of REVERBERATE

transitive verb
1
:  reflect
2
:  repel
3
:  echo
intransitive verb
1
a :  to become driven back
b :  to become reflected
2
:  to continue in or as if in a series of echoes :  resound <an historic event that still reverberates today>

Examples of REVERBERATE

  1. <the sound of thunder reverberated from one end of the mountain pass to the other>

Origin of REVERBERATE

Latin reverberatus, past participle of reverberare, from re- + verberare to lash, from verber rod — more at vervain
First Known Use: 15th century

Related to REVERBERATE

Synonyms
echo, reecho, resonate, resound, sound

Rhymes with REVERBERATE

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2reverberate

adjective re·ver·ber·ate \-b(ə-)rət\

Definition of REVERBERATE

First Known Use of REVERBERATE

1603
REVERBERATE Defined for Kids

reverberate

verb re·ver·ber·ate \ri-ˈvər-bə-ˌrāt\
re·ver·ber·at·edre·ver·ber·at·ing

Definition of REVERBERATE for Kids

:  to continue in or as if in a series of echoes <My voice reverberated throughout the room.>

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