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

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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

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The low, reverberant sound produced by Martin’s bass was reminiscent of a rumbling car muffler. Bill Friskics-warren,, "Glenn Snoddy, 96, accidental inventor of the fuzz tone," 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, "Jessica Risker sharpens her sweet songs on a hazy new album," 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, "Zoe Leonard’s Messages Strike Hard — and Cast a Spell," 8 Mar. 2018 The bassist Ronnie Ware plays long, snorting and reverberant tones. Martin Johnson, WSJ, "‘Funk in France: From Paris to Antibes (1969-1970)’ and ‘Slick!—Live at Oil Can Harry’s’ by Grant Green Reviews," 17 Apr. 2018 In the reverberant acoustics of the crypt, the first part of Mozart’s familiar Fantasy in C minor sounded newly ominous, especially given the way Mr. Greilsammer dug into roiling figures in the piano’s low register. Anthony Tommasini, New York Times, "Review: A Riveting Piano Recital in a Harlem Crypt," 29 Sep. 2017 The music’s long, largely straight lines, tailored to the reverberant St. Mark’s setting, did not encourage much embellishment from Mr. Sherwin (or Mr. Dickey) or even provide enough variety for just an hourlong concert. James R. Oestreich, New York Times, "Review: Operas Within Operas Within Operas: A Baroque Explosion in Boston," 19 June 2017

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First Known Use of reverberant

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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