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

Keep scrolling for more

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 In the car that day Ruiz played Gregorian chants, reverberant voices that harken to a Catholic monastery. Chris Kenning,, 20 Aug. 2020 In a matter of days, the world of contemporary art went from a reverberant global network to a ghost town, sheltering in place as the coronavirus endangers our cities and our livelihoods. Jason Farago, New York Times, 25 Mar. 2020 All benefit from a crisply reverberant acoustic in which an instrument’s timbre is nearly as important as the music played on it. Alex Ross, The New Yorker, 25 Nov. 2019 As with Brown’s other albums, the rapper opts for non-standard rhythmic backing tracks, with hints of free jazz, sparkling atmospherics, weeping strings, reverberant shouts and squishy retro video-game bleeps and blorps. John Adamian,, 8 Nov. 2019 In this reverberant space, though, consonants could have used more projection. Scott Cantrell, Dallas News, 6 Aug. 2019 The low, reverberant sound produced by Martin’s bass was reminiscent of a rumbling car muffler. Bill Friskics-warren,, 26 May 2018 Hushed melodies and cooing vocals cascade over clean, arpeggiated acoustic guitar, and Risker's longtime collaborator Joshua Wentz adds keyboards and electronic enhancements that help push the material into a spacey, reverberant psychedelic zone. Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader, 18 Apr. 2018 And her spare, reverberant retrospective now at the Whitney Museum of American Art time-traveled me straight back to it. Holland Cotter, New York Times, 8 Mar. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'reverberant.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of reverberant

1781, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About reverberant

Time Traveler for reverberant

Time Traveler

The first known use of reverberant was in 1781

See more words from the same year

Statistics for reverberant

Cite this Entry

“Reverberant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on reverberant

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for reverberant


Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Thing: Dog Breeds

Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?


Anagram puzzles meet word search.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!