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 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 Across the gallery hangs a spectacular pair of gilded bronze wall lights resounding with similar curves, all tangling fronds with parrots roosting at their heart. Cate Mcquaid,, "MFA’s ‘Casanova’ a voluptuous look at a notorious voluptuary," 6 July 2018 Just don’t expect this message to resound from the team’s new pass catchers. Childs Walker,, "Ravens' new wide receivers show early signs of promise during workouts," 1 June 2018 In the past, Kucinich has advocated for universal health care and against free trade, two messages that could resound with 2018 voters. Seth A. Richardson,, "Dennis Kucinich officially announces run for Ohio governor," 17 Jan. 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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