re·​sound | \ ri-ˈzau̇nd How to pronounce resound (audio) also -ˈsau̇nd \
resounded; resounding; resounds

Definition of resound

intransitive verb

1 : to become filled with sound : reverberate
2a : to sound loudly the gunshot resounded
b : to produce a sonorous or echoing sound
3 : to become renowned

transitive verb

1 : to extol loudly or widely : celebrate
3 : to sound or utter in full resonant tones

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Examples of resound in a Sentence

The organ resounded throughout the church. His speech resounded throughout the world.
Recent Examples on the Web Its decision to add Live TV on The Roku Channel to the user’s home screen for easy, instant access to more than 200 free channels will resound with cord-cutters and supports the ongoing OTT streaming market trend. Mark Vena, Forbes, 24 Sep. 2021 His brother, John Rosamond Johnson, set it to music and set the stage for the song to resound in history. Sfchronicle Pr, San Francisco Chronicle, 16 June 2021 Black actresses give voice this winter to three gifted singers who raised a soul-stirring hue and cry destined to resound through the ages. Hugh Hart, Los Angeles Times, 7 Mar. 2021 But DeBerry and Andrade are at odds over a ballot item whose impact will resound in San Antonio for years to come. Gilbert Garcia,, 21 Oct. 2020 On opening night in Paris, Renard leapt higher than all opposition — twice — to score with headers off corner kicks in France’s resounding 4-0 victory over South Korea. Christopher Clarey, New York Times, 17 June 2019 Gerold Schneider’s resounding yodel, belted out from 7,710 feet, signals the start of the ski day in Lech. Jen Murphy, Condé Nast Traveler, 19 Dec. 2017 The island’s fjords, which once resounded with the booming calls of amorous males, fell silent. Ed Yong, The Atlantic, 13 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of resound

14th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

History and Etymology for resound

Middle English resounen, from Middle French resoner, from Latin resonare, from re- + sonare to sound — more at sound entry 1

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“Resound.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of resound

: to become filled with sound
: to make a loud, deep sound
: to make a strong impression or have a great effect on people


re·​sound | \ ri-ˈzau̇nd How to pronounce resound (audio) \
resounded; resounding

Kids Definition of resound

1 : to become filled with sound : reverberate The hall resounded with cheers.
2 : to sound loudly The organ resounds through the hall.

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