re·​sound | \ ri-ˈzau̇nd How to pronounce resound (audio) also -ˈsau̇nd \
resounded; resounding; resounds

Definition of resound

intransitive verb

1 : to become filled with sound : reverberate
2a : to sound loudly the gunshot resounded
b : to produce a sonorous or echoing sound
3 : to become renowned

transitive verb

1 : to extol loudly or widely : celebrate
3 : to sound or utter in full resonant tones

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Examples of resound in a Sentence

The organ resounded throughout the church. His speech resounded throughout the world.
Recent Examples on the Web Retail offerings aren’t always successful, as evinced by a November 2018 issue, which saw domestic investors give a resounding thumbs-down to the new coalition government’s funding efforts. James Hirai,, "Italy Raises Record 22.3 Billion Euros From Sale of Retail Bonds," 23 May 2020 Voters in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland turned out to cast ballots giving resounding approval to a Northern Ireland peace accord., "This day in history," 22 May 2020 After Chelsea’s resounding 3-1 victory, Courtois headed straight for the airport to fly to New York. Marc Stein, New York Times, "Nothing Can Keep Real Madrid’s Thibaut Courtois Away From the N.B.A.," 29 Apr. 2020 The image of two boys delivering newspapers in the early morning light is a beautiful one – simple, yet resounding. Elizabeth Lund, The Christian Science Monitor, "Poems to remind us of our strength during quarantine," 29 Apr. 2020 Praise for Kushner has been resounding from Democratic officials in New York and New Jersey. Andrea Bernstein, ProPublica, "How Jared Kushner Is Tackling the White House’s Coronavirus Response — Without Any Evident Experience," 22 Apr. 2020 Warren is the latest Democratic White House hopeful to end her campaign after former Vice President Joe Biden’s resounding South Carolina and Super Tuesday victories. Tim Darnell, ajc, "BREAKING: Elizabeth Warren reportedly ending presidential campaign," 5 Mar. 2020 With former Vice President Joe Biden’s resounding victory in the South Carolina primary, all of a sudden the race for the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican President Donald Trump is just that: a race. cleveland, "Joe Biden on the rebound and other Ohio takeaways from the South Carolina Democratic primary," 1 Mar. 2020 The Taiwan election is the second electoral embarrassment for Beijing in recent months, following a resounding victory by Hong Kong’s pro-democracy candidates in local elections in November. Isabella Steger, Quartz, "Beijing’s man lost by a shocking landslide in Taiwan’s presidential election," 11 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of resound

14th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

History and Etymology for resound

Middle English resounen, from Middle French resoner, from Latin resonare, from re- + sonare to sound — more at sound entry 1

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14 Jun 2020

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“Resound.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of resound

: to become filled with sound
: to make a loud, deep sound
: to make a strong impression or have a great effect on people


re·​sound | \ ri-ˈzau̇nd How to pronounce resound (audio) \
resounded; resounding

Kids Definition of resound

1 : to become filled with sound : reverberate The hall resounded with cheers.
2 : to sound loudly The organ resounds through the hall.

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