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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Instead, take on their arguments with emotionally resonant facts. The Economist, "Environmentalism is emerging as Europe’s new culture war," 29 June 2019 And although the end is a tad prolonged and overwrought, Shouse’s production is both artful and emotionally resonant. Chris Jones, chicagotribune.com, "In ‘Something Clean,’ parents try to atone for their son’s sex crime," 24 June 2019 Serious matters are frequently compared to dating, as if that is the only resonant point of reference for young women. Washington Post, "Do millennial women really need the book ‘How to Skimm Your Life’? Give us more credit.," 25 June 2019 Serious matters are frequently compared to dating, as if that is the only resonant point of reference for young women. Nneka Mcguire, Dallas News, "Do millennial women really need the book 'How to Skimm Your Life'? Give us more credit," 25 June 2019 At some point the observable universe would have contracted to a size smaller than ripples of a certain wavelength, like a violin whose resonant cavity is too small to produce the sounds of a cello. Quanta Magazine, "A New Test for the Leading Big Bang Theory," 11 Sep. 2018 Baritone Anthony Whitson-Martini impressed with a resonant voice full of gravitas. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: Rare works shine in La Jolla Symphony & Chorus’ season-closing concert," 11 June 2019 The objects that are left behind are resonant with that person who no longer interacts with those objects, sits in that armchair, cooks with those utensils, makes that bed, closes those curtains, puts that television set on, moves through the rooms. Keaton Bell, Vogue, "Annie Lennox Traveled the World and the Seven Seas—and Made an Exhibit of Her Life," 25 May 2019 Still, the inner workings of the project of finessing Hillary’s email vulnerability should be especially resonant now. Holman W. Jenkins, WSJ, "After the Mueller Report," 22 Mar. 2019

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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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