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 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 Receiver Whop Philyor, who didn’t play last week in the Hoosiers’ resounding loss to Michigan, should help Indiana snatch the Old Oaken Bucket back from Purdue. Rainer Sabin, Detroit Free Press, "Big Ten football predictions: Will Michigan stun Ohio State? Who wins the West?," 28 Nov. 2019 Garoppolo connected on a 42-yard touchdown strike to Deebo Samuel in the second quarter and a 61-yarder to George Kittle in the third to get San Francisco (10-1) off to a resounding start to a grueling three-game stretch. Josh Dubow, Twin Cities, "Packers routed by 49ers, drop into tie with Vikings for NFC North lead," 24 Nov. 2019 With 20 seconds remaining in the game, Rice appeared to have earned its biggest upset of the season and a resounding bounceback from its recent loss to Southern Methodist. Houston Chronicle, "Rice women come up short against Texas A&M," 17 Nov. 2019 The Argentine has kept two clean sheets, and was arguably the man of the match in the opening fixture in Frankfurt, despite the resounding 3-0 scoreline., "The Arsenal XI That Should Start Against Vitoria S.C. in the Europa League," 23 Oct. 2019 The song, complete with all the warm, wholesome vocals (and resounding jingle bells) necessary for getting into the holiday spirit, is available now to stream. Benjamin Vanhoose,, "Amy Grant, Marc Martel and Michael W. Smith Unveil New Video for Christmas Classic 'Silver Bells'," 18 Oct. 2019 In November 2018, the resounding failure at the polls of Issue 48, a proposed income tax increase from 1 percent to 1.5 percent, had DeJohn, Councilwoman Gayle Teresi and Councilman Donald Manno questioning how the city was spending its money. cleveland, "With Mayland in mind, Mayfield Heights council approves six-month moratorium on new apartments," 12 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 15 December 2019.

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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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