re·​sound·​ing | \ ri-ˈzau̇n-diŋ How to pronounce resounding (audio) also -ˈsau̇n- \

Definition of resounding

1 : producing or characterized by resonant sound : resonating
2a : impressively sonorous
b : emphatic, unequivocal a resounding success

Other Words from resounding

resoundingly adverb

Examples of resounding in a Sentence

The class answered with a resounding no. the resounding hubbub of the streets of New York City
Recent Examples on the Web His loyal supporters answered a resounding ‘yes’, with 91% of the 912,867 votes cast. Will Daniel, Fortune, 11 Apr. 2022 Despite a gallant Dallas comeback attempt, Golden State held on for a resounding victory at Chase Center., 27 May 2022 That can sometimes result in a plurality that will propel someone to the general election in a crowded primary race, but isn’t exactly evidence of a resounding victory. Walter Shapiro, The New Republic, 24 May 2022 Trump had tried to make the governor’s race about himself, and Kemp was on the verge of a resounding victory. The New Yorker, 23 May 2022 Organizers hoped the protests send a resounding message that the majority of Americans support upholding Roe. Ngan Ho, Baltimore Sun, 14 May 2022 Organizers hope the protesters are able to send a resounding message to leaders that the majority of Americans support upholding Roe. Ellie Silverman, Washington Post, 14 May 2022 Beeple’s $70 million auction at Christies was a resounding message. Lawrence Wintermeyer, Forbes, 7 Dec. 2021 That was the resounding message out of USC on Tuesday, even while many still were riding a high from Sunday’s bombshell hire. Ryan Kartje, Los Angeles Times, 30 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of resounding

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Resounding.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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re·​sound·​ing | \ ri-ˈzau̇n-diŋ How to pronounce resounding (audio) \

Kids Definition of resounding

1 : producing resonant sound
2 : leaving no doubt a resounding victory

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