Definition of resounding in English:

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Pronunciation: /rɪˈzaʊndɪŋ/


1Unmistakable; emphatic: the evening was a resounding success
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  • The walk which took place on Sunday April 27th was a resounding success and raised a total of €2,314.
  • Overall, the night proved to be a resounding success and proved a memorable way to mark the students' outstanding effort and achievement throughout the school year.
  • The English boy wonder's first game of the tour was a resounding success, and was all the more remarkable for the fact that he has not played for six weeks.
enormous, huge, massive, very great, tremendous, terrific, colossal;
emphatic, decisive, conclusive, striking, impressive, outstanding, unmistakable, notable, noteworthy, memorable, remarkable, phenomenal, monumental
informal whopping, thumping, fantastic
British informal ginormous
2(Of a sound) loud enough to reverberate: a resounding smack across the face
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  • The loud, resounding sound unnerved the monkeys and they bolted from the scene.
  • Nicole's alarm clock went off that morning with a resounding buzz that seemed louder than usual.
  • They were thrown off balance as they hit the floor with a loud resounding thud.

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