reverberant

adjective

re·​ver·​ber·​ant ri-ˈvər-b(ə-)rənt How to pronounce reverberant (audio)
1
: tending to reverberate
2
: marked by reverberation : resonant
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 Since the reverberant waves of this eruption hadn't yet fully saturated the tech industry by the time last year's CES took place, there wasn't really a whole lot of GenAI talk in Las Vegas last January. Boone Ashworth, WIRED, 29 Dec. 2023 Writerly strokes may occasionally feel broad, but like animate oil paintings, their effect is rich and reverberant. Joan Frank, Washington Post, 3 May 2023 Your accuracy has to be high because in a reverberant space, the room will cover up a certain amount of sins, but in a dead space that's just not the case. Eric E. Harrison, Arkansas Online, 9 Apr. 2023 Their contribution to the pulse of this reverberant tale cannot be overestimated. David L. Coddoncontributor, San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 Feb. 2023 As the spaceship Enterprise flies past the screen, the voice sounds as though it was recorded in a very reverberant cathedral. Trevor Cox, Discover Magazine, 28 Jan. 2015 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1781, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of reverberant was in 1781

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“Reverberant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reverberant. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

reverberant

adjective
re·​ver·​ber·​ant ri-ˈvər-b(ə-)rənt How to pronounce reverberant (audio)
: tending to reverberate
reverberantly adverb
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