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
Recent Examples on the Web It was served generously with a wine sauce and was a resounding success, in part because it was accompanied by cigars as well as candies and chocolates from Huyler’s, the most famous confectioner in New York City. Buddy Levy, Time, "The Story of an Extravagant Christmas Dinner Near the North Pole in 1881," 23 Dec. 2019 This year's edition in France was a resounding success both on and off the pitch, with the USWNT clinching a successive title. Ben Church, CNN, "FIFA considering idea for Women's World Cup to be played every two years," 20 Dec. 2019 The CTrail Hartford line has been a resounding success so far, accelerating apartment construction in Wallingford, Windsor Locks, and other stops along the way., "a New England Council meeting," 9 Nov. 2019 Chan's first case, in 2016, was a resounding success. Charles Schmidt, Scientific American, "Phage Therapy Could Beat Drug-Resistant Illnesses," 1 Nov. 2019 None of these services have been resounding successes, either, but most of them have many times more subscribers than Sony's. Samuel Axon, Ars Technica, "Sony is trying to sell off PlayStation Vue, but it might have a hard time of it," 25 Oct. 2019 The European election was a resounding success for Mr Salvini. The Economist, "Voters turn against the populist right," 3 Oct. 2019 Much has happened since the Terps delivered those resounding and uplifting wins — almost none of it good. Peter Schmuck,, "Schmuck: As Mike Locksley’s first season comes to close, future of Maryland football program remains cloudy," 29 Nov. 2019 But even those of us who bought into Russian Doll from the beginning could never have predicted such a resounding triumph. Judy Berman, Time, "The 10 Best TV Shows of 2019," 29 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of resounding

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Resounding.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 23 January 2020.

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How to pronounce resounding (audio)

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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