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
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First Known Use of resounding

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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17 May 2021

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“Resounding.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 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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