re·​sound·​ing ri-ˈzau̇n-diŋ How to pronounce resounding (audio)
 also  -ˈsau̇n-
: producing or characterized by resonant sound : resonating
: impressively sonorous
: emphatic, unequivocal
a resounding success
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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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of resounding was in the 15th century

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“Resounding.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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: producing or marked by resonant sound
: leaving no doubt : clear
a resounding success

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