resonant

adjective

res·​o·​nant ˈre-zə-nənt How to pronounce resonant (audio)
ˈrez-nənt
1
: continuing to sound : echoing
2
a
: capable of inducing resonance
b
: relating to or exhibiting resonance
3
a
: intensified and enriched by or as if by resonance
a resonant voice
b
: marked by grandiloquence
resonant noun
resonantly adverb

Example Sentences

the resonant tones of the piano He has a deep, resonant voice. His words were resonant with meaning.
Recent Examples on the Web Walter DuMelle was the standout of the evening as the Sorceress (a role sometimes sung by men), his rich, resonant, rumbling voice well-matched to the rock accompaniment. Christian Hertzog, San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 Sep. 2022 Those are the comedies and the shows that are most resonant with audiences around the world, but particularly here in the U.S. K.j. Yossman, Variety, 22 Feb. 2022 Nakhane channels their resonant voice into peak performance, while Perfume Genius’ Mike Hadreas backs them up beautifully. Stephen Daw, Billboard, 28 Oct. 2022 At 6 feet, 2 inches tall, weighing somewhere north of 300 pounds, and with a resonant baritone speaking voice, Leonard Glenn Francis is not hard to miss. San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 Sep. 2022 Those pictures are resonant with the beach photos, Papageorge said. New York Times, 12 July 2022 Recommended by Our Editors To address the problem, Chen said the laptop manufacturer added a custom filter in the device’s audio system that could remove the resonant frequency during any audio playback. Michael Kan, PCMAG, 17 Aug. 2022 But if someone sings loudly enough and at a pitch that exactly matches the glass’s resonant frequency, the glass could shatter. Steve Nadis, Quanta Magazine, 4 Aug. 2022 Cesium was an early contender for creating a better timekeeper because atoms of this element have a much higher resonant frequency than the quartz used in wristwatches. Manasee Wagh, Popular Mechanics, 28 Mar. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1592, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of resonant was in 1592

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Cite this Entry

“Resonant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/resonant. Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

Kids Definition

resonant

adjective

res·​o·​nant ˈrez-ᵊn-ənt How to pronounce resonant (audio)
ˈrez-nənt
1
: continuing to sound
2
: of, relating to, or showing resonance
3
: strengthened and enriched by resonance
resonantly adverb

Medical Definition

resonant

adjective

res·​o·​nant ˈrez-ᵊn-ənt, ˈrez-nənt How to pronounce resonant (audio)
1
: capable of inducing resonance
2
: relating to or exhibiting resonance

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