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

Examples of resound in a Sentence

The organ resounded throughout the church. His speech resounded throughout the world.
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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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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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