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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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 If the state of Bieber's hair has anything to do with it, the answer is a resounding yes. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "Tracking Justin Bieber’s Hair Evolution, From Teen Pop Star to Married Man," 7 Feb. 2019 Yet after enquiries from Liverpool - home to five Champions League trophies and The Beatles - Huckerby decided to give them a resounding 'no', stating that his heart was firmly in Norwich - home to the 'Friendship Trophy' and Seasick Dave., "Pascal Chimbonda & 24 Other Classic Premier League Players You'd Forgotten: No. 9 - Darren Huckerby," 10 May 2018 The Democrats in this category would answer that question with a resounding no, and pose very different ideas for solving the problems of the struggling middle class and those dealing with inequalities in U.S. society. Celeste Katz, Glamour, "Who’s In and Who’s Out of the 2020 Presidential Race—So Far," 3 Jan. 2019 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

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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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