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

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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
Recent Examples on the Web Preventing severe disease and death in the elderly and people with comorbidities such as obesity and hypertension—the most vulnerable—is still a resounding victory over the virus, many epidemiologists say. Jon Cohen, Science | AAAS, "How soon will COVID-19 vaccines return life to normal?," 16 Feb. 2021 That's really our resounding, overarching message, not even just to the Black community, but to all. Ineye Komonibo,, "Between The World And Me Might Be Triggering At Times, But Director Kamilah Forbes Hopes It Inspires You, Too," 26 Nov. 2020 Republicans on Tuesday sent Democrats a resounding message: Texas is still red and Democrats would still have to get stronger to wrestle control from the GOP. Gromer Jeffers Jr., Dallas News, "Republicans send Democrats an Election Day message: Texas is still red," 3 Nov. 2020 Outside experts and watchdogs who had been pushing for the federal government to take domestic terrorism more seriously said the agency’s response to the controversy was a resounding blow. Brett Murphy, USA TODAY, "A 2009 warning about right-wing extremism was engulfed by politics. There are signs it’s happening again.," 26 Jan. 2021 The answer, straight from Mi Li herself, is a resounding yes. Ariana Romero,, "Wondering If Kelly & Andrew Are Still Together After Bling Empire? She Tells All," 25 Jan. 2021 So from Tuesday night’s 144-97 torment, the Heat made a quick turnaround to Wednesday night’s 119-108 resounding resurgence. Ira Winderman,, "Heat bounce back from 47-point loss to Bucks with 119-108 decision over Milwaukee," 30 Dec. 2020 And having won by about two votes for each of the state's precincts, Trump's 10,704-vote victory over Hillary Clinton four years ago wasn't exactly resounding. Todd Spangler, Detroit Free Press, "Trump vs. Biden: Here's how every region of the state plays its part in the race," 23 Oct. 2020 But that didn't stop 27-year-old Laura Loomer from trumpeting her resounding win over five other candidates Tuesday in the Republican primary. Terry Spencer, Star Tribune, "Far-right provocateur vs. Florida congresswoman in November," 19 Aug. 2020

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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 2 Mar. 2021.

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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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