re·​sound | \ ri-ˈzau̇nd also -ˈsau̇nd How to pronounce resound (audio) \
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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On opening night in Paris, Renard leapt higher than all opposition — twice — to score with headers off corner kicks in France’s resounding 4-0 victory over South Korea. Christopher Clarey, New York Times, "For Wendie Renard and France, Another Misstep and Another Win," 17 June 2019 The example the co-founders set couldn’t have resounded more with their employees, says Mandy Smith, director of people operations. Sue Shellenbarger, WSJ, "The Bosses Who Walk the Walk on Paternity Leave," 27 May 2019 The Vaqueros then won two straight games to win the series, 2-1, with a resounding 16-2 victory in an elimination game and a 4-3 win in the deciding third game. Vincent Nguyen,, "Choi, MacKinney represent Glendale baseball with all-state team selections," 17 June 2019 For a prime minister with so resounding a mandate, Mr Modi has proved surprisingly shy about another pressing issue: administrative reform. The Economist, "What will Narendra Modi do in his new term as India’s prime minister?," 14 June 2019 Conservative Republicans believed that Ronald Reagan’s resounding victory in 1984 had secured for the GOP a lock on the presidency and was proof of a national conservative majority. Sean Wilentz, The New York Review of Books, "Presumed Guilty," 7 Mar. 2019 Just as rewarded Tuesday was Lanthimos’ period romp, which resounded most in the acting categories thanks to its trio of actresses: Olivia Colman in the best actress category, and Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone in supporting. Jake Coyle, The Seattle Times, "Oscar nods honor ‘Roma,’ ‘The Favourite,’ ‘Black Panther’," 23 Jan. 2019 In the United States, the Nobel, perhaps the biggest international prize in letters, is often met with a head scratch and a resounding who? John Warner,, "Even the Nobel Prize in literature has been rocked by #MeToo, but let's not backslide," 8 May 2018 On the other hand, though, the positive feedback was also resounding. Blair Donovan, Country Living, "Carrie Underwood's Casual ACMs Performance Is Receiving a Lot of Mixed Reactions," 8 Apr. 2019

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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 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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