resound

verb re·sound \ ri-ˈzau̇nd also -ˈsau̇nd \
Updated on: 30 Nov 2017

Definition of resound

intransitive verb
1 : to become filled with sound : reverberate
2 a : 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

  1. The organ resounded throughout the church.

  2. His speech resounded throughout the world.

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Origin and Etymology of resound

Middle English resounen, from Middle French resoner, from Latin resonare, from re- + sonare to sound — more at sound


RESOUND Defined for English Language Learners

resound

verb

Definition of resound for English Language Learners

  • : to become filled with sound

  • : to make a loud, deep sound

  • : to make a strong impression or have a great effect on people


RESOUND Defined for Kids

resound

verb re·sound \ ri-ˈzau̇nd \

Definition of resound for Students

resounded; resounding
1 : to become filled with sound : reverberate
  • The hall resounded with cheers.
2 : to sound loudly
  • The organ resounds through the hall.

Word Root of resound

The Latin word sonāre, meaning “to make a noise,” gives us the root son. Words from the Latin sonāre have something to do with making noise. A sound is a noise made by someone or something. Something sonic uses the waves noises make as they travel through the air. A sonata is a musical piece in which only one instrument makes noise. To resound is to become filled with noise.



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