re·​sound | \ri-ˈzau̇nd 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.

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For each resounding exclamation point, a nagging question mark. Bryce Miller,, "High-dollar debate: Can El Cajon's Mick Ruis turn Bolt d'Oro into Kentucky Derby winner?," 4 May 2018 The reception, as has been the case since renderings of the car were first released at this event last year, was one of resounding approval. Jim Ayello, Indianapolis Star, "IndyCar nearing the finish line with lauded 2018 Indy car," 16 Jan. 2018 Inside the factory, enormous metal presses rhythmically pound rolls of steel into auto and truck parts, the noises resounding like an industrial orchestra. David J. Lynch,, "The hidden costs of 'America First' tariffs," 7 June 2018 For hours after the match, Mexico City resounded with the joyous cacophony of car horns, and euphoric fans turned public plazas into giant parties — waving Mexican flags, singing, chanting, spraying foam and drinking. New York Times, "Did Mexico’s Revelry in World Cup Win Over Germany Cause an Earthquake?," 17 June 2018 Minjoo’s resounding electoral success strengthens Mr Moon’s progressive mandate. The Economist, "South Korea’s ruling party wins a landslide victory in local elections," 14 June 2018 While Greg Bird belted a grand slam, Sonny Gray delivered a salving performance and the Yankees got out of town with a resounding 9-0 victory over the Baltimore Orioles, the roots to their agreeable getaway could be traced to a single play. New York Times, "A Yankees Blowout Rooted in a Single Impossible Decision," 11 July 2018 He was met with resounding cheers, creating a deafening echo similar to the one created when the crowd rooted for graduates bound for military service. Alison Kuznitz, Courant Community, "Life Moves Fast As South Windsor High School Graduates 337 Seniors," 21 June 2018 In recent weeks, the call grew loud enough to resound on Capitol Hill. Eric Levitz, Daily Intelligencer, "Abolishing ICE Is About As Popular As Trump’s Immigration Agenda," 11 July 2018

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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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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 \
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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