resound

verb
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.
Recent Examples on the Web But after decades of neglect, these four acres are on the way to a resounding $27 million makeover. Jacques Kelly, baltimoresun.com, "Old pumping station being transformed as East Baltimore’s Food Hub advances," 9 Nov. 2019 Liverpool and Genk have already played one another in this year's Champions League, with Tuesday's hosts winning 4-1 in resounding fashion. SI.com, "Liverpool vs Genk Preview: Where to Watch, Live Stream, Kick Off Time & Team News," 4 Nov. 2019 Phoenix answered with a resounding 21-0 run to take a 30-10 lead. Duane Rankin, azcentral, "Phoenix Suns smash Golden State Warriors behind Devin Booker's 31 points," 30 Oct. 2019 The third professional women’s soccer league launched since America’s resounding 1999 World Cup victory, the NWSL has lasted long past the point where its forerunners folded. Tim Sullivan, The Courier-Journal, "Louisville is getting a National Women's Soccer League franchise. Here's what to know," 22 Oct. 2019 That notion struck some Trump allies as hollow, because the uproar was resounding in August when the president first floated the idea of choosing Doral. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Mulvaney getting second-guessed on his defense of Trump," 21 Oct. 2019 That notion struck some Trump allies as hollow, because the uproar was resounding in August when the president first floated the idea of choosing Doral. Washington Post, "Mulvaney getting second-guessed over his defense of Trump," 21 Oct. 2019 That notion struck some Trump allies as hollow, because the uproar was resounding in August when the president first floated the idea of choosing Doral. Jonathan Lemire, chicagotribune.com, "Mick Mulvaney went on television to defend Trump — and ended up making a new problematic comment," 20 Oct. 2019 Nathan Berfield said in opposition to the policy, drawing resounding applause from the audience. Ben Kesslen, NBC News, "Georgia school district adopted trans student bathroom policy. Then came the death threats.," 17 Oct. 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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resound

verb
How to pronounce resound (audio)

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

resound

verb
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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