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resound

Line breaks: re|sound
Pronunciation: /rɪˈzaʊnd
 
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Definition of resound in English:

verb

1 [no object, with adverbial] (Of a sound, voice, etc.) fill or echo throughout a place: another scream resounded through the school
More example sentences
  • As her voice resounded throughout the cavern, the weakened walls began to shake and crumbled.
  • He hangs up the phone, and the sound of his laughter resounds throughout the parking lot.
  • Screaming for somebody, screaming for her parents, her footsteps resounded throughout the marble corridors.
Synonyms
1.1(Of a place) be filled or echo with a sound or sounds: the office resounds with the metronomic clicking of keyboards
More example sentences
  • Empty rooms suddenly resound with the sounds of living and life acquires a whole new meaning.
  • The place resounded with the calls of birds as they settled down for the night, even as people walked into the tastefully decorated frontyard.
  • The space resounded with the now-soft-now-rising-to-a-crescendo music.
Synonyms
1.2(Of fame, an achievement, etc.) be much talked of: whatever they do in the Nineties will not resound in the way that their earlier achievements did
More example sentences
  • Nevertheless, his essay provides a clear instance of the rewards both of a poet on writing as such, and as illumination of that poet's poetry: may its song continue and its fame resound.
  • The impact, the team contends, resounds today.
  • This is not something that under Victorian law resounds at all but it is what one might call a form of reasonable approach or professional practice that follows from the local defamation law.
Synonyms
be acclaimed, be celebrated, be renowned, be famed, be noted, be glorified, be proclaimed, be trumpeted, be talked about, be on everyone's lips
2 [with object] literary Sing (the praises) of: Horace resounds the praises of Italy
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  • Praise for their virtue resounds afar, their evil deeds erased.
  • Then follows a sort of second preface, in which the Doctor mourns the death and resounds the praises of the late Professor.
  • Rome was drunk with joy; Europe resounded the praises of "the immortal Pius."

Origin

late Middle English: from re- 'again' + the verb sound1, suggested by Old French resoner or Latin resonare 'sound again'.

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