re·​sound | \ ri-ˈzau̇nd also -ˈsau̇nd How to pronounce resound (audio) \
resounded; resounding; resounds

Definition of resound

intransitive verb

1 : to become filled with sound : reverberate
2a : to sound loudly the gunshot resounded
b : to produce a sonorous or echoing sound
3 : to become renowned

transitive verb

1 : to extol loudly or widely : celebrate
3 : to sound or utter in full resonant tones

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Examples of resound in a Sentence

The organ resounded throughout the church. His speech resounded throughout the world.
Recent Examples on the Web On May 8, the New England Revolution lost to the Chicago Fire by a resounding 5-0 scoreline. Hayden Bird,, "How the Revolution have gone from MLS abyss to playoff contention," 31 July 2019 He was greeted by resounding boos during introductions. Mike Digiovanna,, "Dodgers are stunned in the ninth in loss to Cubs," 15 June 2019 The musical might have a score inspired by the turn of the 20th century, but its message resounds loud and clear to a modern audience. Matthew J. Palm,, "‘Ragtime’: Garden production is an American must-see | Review," 2 Sep. 2019 Sometimes a famously deceptive life can be much more difficult to sum up than a life of resounding goodness. Bryan Marquard,, "I chased details about Rosie Ruiz’s life; she outdistanced me," 8 Aug. 2019 Even the opposition, largely in disarray since Modi’s resounding victory in 2014, was beginning to unite. Washington Post, "Your Guide to India’s Upcoming General Election," 18 Sep. 2019 The result Sunday was the same: a resounding Sparks victory, this time by a score of 92-69. Brady Klopfer, Los Angeles Times, "Sparks eliminate Storm with dominant first-round playoff victory," 15 Sep. 2019 Fast forward to 2019 and the echoes of patent medicine in today’s marketplace are resounding, complete with claims of panacea treatment and the co-opting of real science. Lloyd Minor, Fortune, "Why Google’s Crackdown on Fake Medicine Is So Important," 9 Sep. 2019 And truthfully, the results of the youth movement were resounding. Andrew Unterberger, Billboard, "The VMAs Leaned Into the Youth Movement in 2019 -- And They'll Need to Keep Leaning In the 2020s," 27 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of resound

14th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

History and Etymology for resound

Middle English resounen, from Middle French resoner, from Latin resonare, from re- + sonare to sound — more at sound entry 1

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English Language Learners Definition of resound

: to become filled with sound
: to make a loud, deep sound
: to make a strong impression or have a great effect on people


re·​sound | \ ri-ˈzau̇nd How to pronounce resound (audio) \
resounded; resounding

Kids Definition of resound

1 : to become filled with sound : reverberate The hall resounded with cheers.
2 : to sound loudly The organ resounds through the hall.

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