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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The marches in 2017 were huge — and the energy continued Despite the controversy, the first march was, in many ways, a resounding success. Anna North, Vox, "The Women’s March changed the American left. Now anti-Semitism allegations threaten the group’s future.," 21 Dec. 2018 The resounding click-clack muffles the murmur of anticipation as the train inches up the wooden structure. Matt Blitz, Popular Mechanics, "From Death Traps to Disneyland: The 600-Year History of the Roller Coaster," 13 Aug. 2018 Fresh off a resounding Democratic win on Tuesday night, Pelosi sent out a letter to each member of the House Democratic caucus on Wednesday night laying out her argument. Ella Nilsen, Vox, "Why Nancy Pelosi is still confident she’ll become House speaker," 9 Nov. 2018 Is making it one stage further than that, in the most favourable set of circumstances imaginable, really the resounding, heroic success it's being made out to be?, "Why England's World Cup Campaign Wasn't the Heroic Overachievment the Hype Would Have You Believe," 12 July 2018 That hasn’t been the case, though Tuesday wasn’t a resounding victory for Democrats, either. Emily Stewart, Vox, "The stock market seems just fine with Democrats in charge of the House," 7 Nov. 2018 After closing out nonconference play with a resounding victory over then-No. 20 BYU on Saturday, No. Adam Jude, The Seattle Times, "Road trips: Huskies readying for ‘tough sled’ of October games in the Pac-12," 2 Oct. 2018 The Doc is two-for-two this year including a resounding four-length win in the Santana Mile. John Cherwa,, "Racing! Our weekly handicapping lesson and more," 28 Apr. 2018 In May, women rallied around the world, citizens made the pilgrimage home to vote, and when all were tallied, a resounding 66 percent said women deserve choice. Mattie Kahn, Glamour, "9 Times Being a Woman in 2018 Was Genuinely Powerful," 30 Oct. 2018

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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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to reflect, repel, echo, or resound

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