Definition of resound in English:


Syllabification: re·sound
Pronunciation: /rəˈzound


1 [no object] (Of a sound, voice, etc.) fill a place with sound; be loud enough to echo: another scream resounded through the school
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  • 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.
1.1(Of a place) be filled or echo with a particular sound or sounds: the office resounds with the metronomic clicking of keyboards
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  • 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.
1.2(Of fame, a person’s reputation, etc.) be much talked of: whatever they do in the nineties will not resound in the way that their earlier achievements did
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  • 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.
be acclaimed, be celebrated, be renowned, be famed, be glorified, be trumpeted
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."


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

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