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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
Tuesday’s landmark AT&T-Time Warner merger ruling could reverberate for years to come by turning the media industry into a land of fewer giants.
The same goes for the reverberating sounds of rocks and lava exploding out of the volcano.
The sound of drums reverberated throughout the entryway of Mountain View High School as kids and teachers danced and drummed together beneath an assembly of flags of the world's nations.
Drying his face first will reduce the all over body shake, since the shake starts at the head and reverberates down the body.
The Sixers, tenants in their stadium that’s owned by Comcast Spectacor, the team’s former owners, also went a full season without the bell reverberating throughout the entire arena.
Such a decision could reverberate across Connecticut.
The road to repeat The floor at the Ability360 Sports & Fitness Center in Phoenix reverberates.
The walking trail at Queens Park is less than a mile from a nondescript warehouse that was once a gym reverberating with the sounds of young boxers training.
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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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