resonant

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adjective res·o·nant \ˈre-zə-nənt, ˈrez-nənt\

Definition of resonant

  1. 1 :  continuing to sound :  echoing

  2. 2a :  capable of inducing resonanceb :  relating to or exhibiting resonance

  3. 3a :  intensified and enriched by or as if by resonance a resonant voiceb :  marked by grandiloquence

resonant

noun

resonantly

adverb

Examples of resonant in a Sentence

  1. the resonant tones of the piano

  2. He has a deep, resonant voice.

  3. His words were resonant with meaning.

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First Known Use of resonant

1592


RESONANT Defined for English Language Learners

resonant

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Definition of resonant for English Language Learners

  • : producing a loud, clear, deep sound

  • : strongly affecting someone especially with a particular quality


RESONANT Defined for Kids

resonant

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adjective res·o·nant \ˈre-zə-nənt\

Definition of resonant for Students

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

resonantly

adverb

Medical Dictionary

resonant

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adjective res·o·nant \ˈrez-ən-ənt, ˈrez-nənt\

Medical Definition of resonant

  1. 1:  capable of inducing resonance

  2. 2:  relating to or exhibiting resonance



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