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

Definition of resounding

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

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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

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That same day, voters said absolutely, positively no way to a parcel tax that would have raised money for struggling L.A. Unified schools, and the vote reflected a resounding lack of faith in school administrators to spend the money wisely. Steve Lopez,, "Welcome to Garcetti’s L.A.: heaps of trash, hordes of rats and very little leadership," 8 June 2019 That’s where The Enquirer carried the story of their resounding 14-3 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in front of a crowd of 20,040 in the 90,000-plus seat Los Angeles Coliseum on July 9. Mark Schmetzer,, "Top Cincinnati Reds games: No. 39 – Frank Robinson made Los Angeles Dodgers pay in 1961," 7 June 2019 Danielle reportedly gave approximately 500 resounding yeses in reply. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Who Is Kevin Jonas's Wife, Danielle Jonas? 7 Things to Know About the Chic Jewelry Designer and Mom of Two," 7 June 2019 With candidates Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren releasing their own climate proposals this week, the answer increasingly appears to be a resounding yes. Natasha Bach, Fortune, "Where the 2020 Presidential Candidates Stand on Climate Change," 6 June 2019 In its most resounding sign of renewal since emerging from bankruptcy several years ago, the Philadelphia Orchestra has received the largest gift in its history: $55 million. Peter Dobrin,, "Philadelphia Orchestra receives largest gift in its history," 6 June 2019 An antitrust investigation sends a resounding signal: Big Tech isn’t above the law. Russell Blair,, "Connecticut treasurer among those calling on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to give up chairman role," 6 June 2019 One resounding theme was that Chuck inspired several students to become educators. Deadra Albrecht-frasch, Daily Southtown, "Guest column: Richards band director retires, but his impact on students will last a lifetime," 3 June 2019 While tailoring has made a resounding comeback on the menswear runways, haberdashery is always the main focus at Atelier Saman Amel, a custom-tailoring brand with Savile Row savvy based in Stockholm. Vogue, "Atelier Saman Amel, a Bespoke Tailoring Brand From Sweden, Teams Up With Mr Porter," 16 May 2019

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First Known Use of resounding

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of resounding

: producing a loud, deep sound that lasts for a long time
: leaving no doubt : very definite


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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