re·​ver·​ber·​ant | \ ri-ˈvər-b(ə-)rənt How to pronounce reverberant (audio) \

Definition of reverberant

1 : tending to reverberate
2 : marked by reverberation : resonant

Other Words from reverberant

reverberantly adverb

Examples of reverberant in a Sentence

the pastor's reverberant voice could be heard all over the cemetery as he read the final prayers for the deceased
Recent Examples on the Web Words barely comprehended, a panoply of percussive sounds and the reverberant electronic ambience all contributed to producing an uncanny sensation of being in the remove of nature. Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times, 8 July 2022 Everything coexists in what feels like a physical acoustic space — rich and reverberant, but also distant, held at a remove, seen through a dense fog. New York Times, 9 June 2022 The new track is an adrenaline rush from start to finish, with the 39-year-old rap queen spitting both fast and slow over an eerie, reverberant vocal sample. Hannah Dailey, Billboard, 25 Mar. 2022 This makes the case material important: with higher material density, gold (in particular rose gold) and even titanium are more reverberant than platinum, which gives a softer and more muffled chime. Tim Barber, Wired, 18 Dec. 2021 Meaning coalesces not only through reams of dialogue but also through expressive glances, reverberant silences and many atmospheric shots of Kafuku’s car rolling down roads and highways. Los Angeles Times, 29 Nov. 2021 While breathtakingly sophisticated in their content, their tone recalls the best and most beloved children's books: playful but gentle, earnest without being naive, reverberant with ontological wonder. Amy Brady, Scientific American, 9 Sep. 2021 For example, a scene that finds Norman in a shallow pool of water requires an understanding of this reverberant space, with feet splashing through the area. Aaron Neuwirth, Variety, 16 Aug. 2021 For extra credit, belt out a reverberant grito. Aced it? Los Angeles Times, 13 June 2021 See More

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First Known Use of reverberant

1781, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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31 Jul 2022

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“Reverberant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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