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Examples of reverberate in a Sentence
the sound of thunder reverberated from one end of the mountain pass to the other
Recent Examples of reverberate from the Web
Goldman’s trading desks had a tough quarter, which reverberated throughout the firm’s results.
Myanmar has been growing so fast—by an average of 7.5% a year for the past five years—that the boom is reverberating in Mae Sot, just across the border in Thailand.
But the cultural and political impact of his death has reverberated through the community in ways that is still being felt three years later.
Both of these styles have reverberated into the present day, where voguing has become a pop culture phenomenon.
Donald Trump has already reverberated through pop culture, from Boss Baby to Julius Caesar in the park (RIP).
Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman was promoted to the position of crown prince, replacing his uncle in a surprise announcement that reverberated through the kingdom.
Even though the Joy Formidable attracted a substantially smaller crowd at the main stage, the Welsh trio’s punchy rock reverberated throughout the festival grounds.
The shooting, coming amid harsh political rancor and a divided country, reverberated through Washington and beyond, as Trump and members of Congress began talking about unity for the first time since the presidential election.
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Did You Know?
The letter sequence "v-e-r-b" in reverberate might make you think at first of such word-related brethren as proverb, verbal, and verbose, all of which derive from the Latin noun verbum, meaning "word." In fact, reverberate comes from a much different source: the Latin verb verberare, meaning "to whip, beat, or lash," which is related to the noun verber, meaning "rod." Reverberate entered the English language in the 15th century, and one of its early meanings was "to beat, drive, or cast back." By the early 1600s it began to appear in contexts associated with sound that repeats or returns the way an echo does.
First Known Use of reverberate
REVERBERATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of reverberate for English Language Learners
: to continue in a series of quickly repeated sounds that bounce off a surface (such as a wall)
: to become filled with a sound
REVERBERATE Defined for Kids
Definition of reverberate for Students
: to continue in or as if in a series of echoes My voice reverberated throughout the room.
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