resonator

noun res·o·na·tor \ ˈre-zə-ˌnā-tər \
|Updated on: 4 Jul 2018

Definition of resonator

: something that resounds or resonates: such as
a : a hollow metallic container for producing microwaves or a piezoelectric crystal put into oscillation by the oscillations of an outside source
b : a device for increasing the resonance of a musical instrument

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First Known Use of resonator

circa 1869

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Definition of resonator for English Language Learners

  • : a device used to make something (such as a musical instrument) louder



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