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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
Waves of violence broke out in the western Rakhine state in 2012 between Muslims and Buddhists, leaving nearly 200 dead and displaced some 140,000, mainly Rohingya Muslims and reverberated across the country in the months and years that followed.
More than 60 years after his beloved park first opened, Disney’s words still reverberate.
Vegas has the home-ice advantage in the best-of-seven series, which would seem to be a big advantage because the Knights went 29-10-2 at reverberating T-Mobile Arena in the regular season and are 6-1 in the playoffs.
The sound was enormous, as though reverberating in a concert hall much larger than any community center could contain.
As the raft drifts through the ice melt pouring off a glacier in Svalbard in Norway, the pianist’s plangent chords reverberate in counterpoint with the percussive booming of massive chunks of ice crashing into the ocean.
Echoes of those years reverberate in four of Kaneko's big, abstracted ceramic heads.
Taster’s notes included chain saws, Africanized bees, and hints of hurricane, with noise trapped and reverberating in the tight-fitting carbon-fiber box that is the cabin.
From North Africa to the Levant and the Persian Gulf, Egyptians introduced these principles — ideas that continue to reverberate today — to a new generation of Arabs.
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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.
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
- My voice reverberated throughout the room.
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