resonant

adjective
res·​o·​nant | \ ˈre-zə-nənt How to pronounce resonant (audio) , ˈrez-nənt\

Definition of resonant

1 : continuing to sound : echoing
2a : capable of inducing resonance
b : relating to or exhibiting resonance
3a : intensified and enriched by or as if by resonance a resonant voice
b : marked by grandiloquence

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Other Words from resonant

resonant noun
resonantly adverb

Examples of resonant in a Sentence

the resonant tones of the piano He has a deep, resonant voice. His words were resonant with meaning.
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One vector was social, friends of the Brodskys in Sun Valley, Idaho, and Seattle, where Kundig has designed daring, emotionally resonant houses for artists and writers and some of the country’s foremost collectors of modern and contemporary art. Sarah Medford, WSJ, "Daniel and Estrellita Brodsky Dreamed of a Modern Home in a Pastoral Setting," 11 Dec. 2018 Curry’s extremely insightful wife asks Camille, and that line becomes more and more resonant later in the episode when Camille ends up at her second party of the night. Emma Dibdin, Harper's BAZAAR, "Sharp Objects Episode 6: Camille Is in Deep Trouble," 13 Aug. 2018 Because having a resonant, direct, clear sort of story is part of the experience. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Outlander Author Diana Gabaldon on Her Two Rules for Writing a Good Sex Scene," 24 Oct. 2018 There have been a lot of Lumines games since the series debut on PSP, but none are as resonant as the original. Sam Byford, The Verge, "Tetsuya Mizuguchi on the creation of puzzle classic Lumines and its new remaster," 13 July 2018 What are the fundamental changes that are affecting fashion that might be resonant to people who listen to this podcast? Eric Johnson, Recode, "Colin Kaepernick’s Nike ads are just one piece of a bigger ‘reckoning’ in the fashion industry," 20 Sep. 2018 That subject is proving resonant in House and Senate races across the country. Stephanie Armour, WSJ, "Democrats Counter Trump Push for Cheaper, Limited Health Plans," 9 Oct. 2018 The Fourth Turning that feels particularly resonant in 2018 is that of the Gray Champion. Todd Vanderwerff, Vox, "The rise, fall, and unlikely return of Murphy Brown, explained," 27 Sep. 2018 The devastating story of poaching in Africa has become all-too resonant. Mary Holland, Condé Nast Traveler, "Can the Northern White Rhino Come Back from the Edge of Extinction?," 22 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of resonant

1592, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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resonant

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of resonant

: producing a loud, clear, deep sound
: strongly affecting someone especially with a particular quality

resonant

adjective
res·​o·​nant | \ ˈre-zə-nənt How to pronounce resonant (audio) \

Kids Definition of resonant

: making a long loud, clear, and deep sound a resonant voice

Other Words from resonant

resonantly adverb

resonant

adjective
res·​o·​nant | \ ˈrez-ᵊn-ənt, ˈrez-nənt How to pronounce resonant (audio) \

Medical Definition of resonant

1 : capable of inducing resonance
2 : relating to or exhibiting resonance

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