re·sound·ing | \ri-ˈzau̇n-diŋ 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

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This was demonstrated beyond any reasonable doubt by the resounding defeat in June of two GOP bills endorsed by the House leadership and the president. Ed Kilgore, Daily Intelligencer, "House Democrats Refuse to Take Bait on ‘Abolish ICE’ Vote Arranged by GOP," 13 July 2018 After a resounding defeat, James IV of Majorca died of his chronic illness in Aragon. Anne Thériault, Longreads, "Queens of Infamy: Joanna of Naples," 3 July 2018 Latest Stories Andrés Manuel López Obrador's victory would be a resounding defeat for outgoing President Enrique Peña Nieto. NBC News, "Ruling party candidate concedes defeat to leftist López Obrador in Mexican presidential vote," 2 July 2018 French far-right leader Marine Le Pen proposed renaming the National Front party co-founded by her father 46 years ago to National Rally, opening a new era after her resounding defeat in last year's presidential race. Elaine Ganley And Chris Den Hond,, "Marine Le Pen wants French far-right party renamed National Rally," 11 Mar. 2018 When O'Rourke finally took to the stage Friday night, the crowd of thousands gave him a resounding standing ovation. Anna M. Tinsley, star-telegram, "U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke says he’s ready to fight for all Texans — even Republicans," 22 June 2018 The match finished with a resounding 7-5 loss, unfortunately in favour of the Austrian's - but the Swiss stars at least went out by providing entertainment galore for the home fans., "World Cup Preview: Brazil vs Switzerland - Recent Form, Team News, Predictions & More," 16 June 2018 At this summer’s tournament, which has been a resounding success, Kaliningrad and Ekaterinburg were separated by 1,893 miles and a continental dividing line. Martin Rogers, USA TODAY, "Qatar is the World Cup every fan should attend," 13 July 2018 The West Boynton Little League 8-9-10 All-Stars made a resounding statement in the Florida Section 2 championship game and head to Bradenton for the state tournament with super momentum. Alex Kushel,, "West Boynton Little League's youngest all-stars surge into state tournament," 10 July 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 \

Kids Definition of resounding

1 : producing resonant sound

2 : leaving no doubt a resounding victory

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