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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Recent Examples on the Web Her victory is particularly resonant for the Hmong community in Minnesota, for whom Lee has been a source of pride and possibility for the next generation. Alice Park/tokyo, Time, 29 July 2021 For the actors in the theater group, the story line was painfully resonant: In June, the woman who played the bride, Tayeba Musawi, 23, was herself killed by a car bomb in Kabul. New York Times, 22 June 2021 Leung’s presence gives the movie an extra-cinematic kick, a winking but resonant connection to an inexhaustible Asian canon of romantic dramas, underworld thrillers and martial arts epics. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 31 Aug. 2021 Leung’s presence gives the movie an extra-cinematic kick, a winking but resonant connection to an inexhaustible Asian canon of romantic dramas, underworld thrillers and martial-arts epics. Los Angeles Times, 23 Aug. 2021 Gaines places the show within the broader American political and racial culture, making the book not only resonant but relevant. Washington Post, 30 July 2021 The band’s seventh studio album comes out on Aug. 13 of this year, representing a quiet and resonant counterpoint to the stadium-thumping jams of previous releases. Patrick Connolly, orlandosentinel.com, 27 July 2021 There were over a dozen performances at the Grammys on Sunday night, from the vivacious duo of Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion to a politically resonant song from Lil Baby and Killer Mike. Raisa Bruner, Time, 15 Mar. 2021 After her performance—which sounded, as always, exceptionally melodic and resonant—Styles put his fingers in his mouth and whistled. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, 14 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of resonant

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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“Resonant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/resonant. Accessed 16 Sep. 2021.

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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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