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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The cheers weren’t as resounding for the robotic car Siemens brought to this year’s Festival of Speed, though. Sean O'kane, The Verge, "Robot racecars storm the most glamorous hill in motorsports," 3 Aug. 2018 The developments, whose combined cost exceeds $3 billion, amount to a high-stakes urban design drama whose impact will resound for generations throughout the city’s North Side. Blair Kamin,, "Around Wrigley Field, a high-stakes urban design drama plays out as buildings fall and rise," 6 Apr. 2018 Group Stage Games Germany won't have an easy ride in the World Cup group stage campaign this summer, but Joachim Löw's side remain as Group F's resounding favourites to book their spot in the knockout round in first place., "2018 FIFA World Cup Team Preview: Analysing Germany's Chances at the Tournament," 4 June 2018 The answer, according to professor Charles L. Zelden, who wrote a book about the 2000 election recount, is a resounding yes. Hope Reese, Vox, "A historian on our broken election system: “it’s run by people with stake in the outcome”," 21 Nov. 2018 Kavanaugh goes on to answer the question with a resounding no. Kevin Freking, The Seattle Times, "Kavanaugh in memo pushed graphic sex questions for Clinton," 20 Aug. 2018 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

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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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