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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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 The evening was a resounding success, raising $900,000 through the silent and live auction with guests including Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall, Liev Schreiber, and Brooke Shields all taking in the scene. Vogue, "The 27th Annual Take Home a Nude Art Auction and Party," 10 Oct. 2018 For Harry, his time at the International AIDS Conference, which annually brings together more than 15,000 scientists, activists, health providers, policy makers, and global leaders, has been a resounding success. Omid Scobie, Harper's BAZAAR, "Inside Prince Harry’s Plan to “Smash” the AIDS Stigma and Get More Men Testing for HIV," 26 July 2018 Regardless of the outcome Saturday, this Wimbledon is a resounding triumph — not only for Williams, but for the millions who've been uplifted just by watching her. Nancy Armour, USA TODAY, "Of all Serena's triumphs, this Wimbledon run is the most impressive," 12 July 2018 Questioning Tottenham's ambition, some suggest that keeping Lamela would add resounding depth for European and domestic challenges., "Tottenham Hotspur Fans Hope for Erik Lamela Stay as Clear-Out Rumours Begin to Gain Traction," 12 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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