- 1The quality in a sound of being deep, full, and reverberating: the resonance of his voiceMore example sentences
- I envy guys who are comfortable in their own voices and who speak with deep resonance.
- From the first few moments, however, the performance took on the feeling of a ceremony with the deep resonance of the cello in the sanctuary and the player's eloquent artistry.
- Fifty-five-gallon oil drums are cut to various depths that determine pitch and resonance of high tenors to deep bass.
- 1.1The power to evoke enduring images, memories, and emotions: the concepts lose their emotional resonanceMore example sentences
- Harry's personal conflicts become the central focus, and the emotional resonance is sufficient to power the film.
- Instead of the usual light-hearted romp, this performance found power and emotional resonance in the music.
- They are completely unaware of who this monument celebrates or what its significance is; yet the image's resonance is not lost on its audience.
- 2 Physics The reinforcement or prolongation of sound by reflection from a surface or by the synchronous vibration of a neighbouring object.More example sentences
- A special kind of sound reinforcement, called assisted resonance, is used in some halls to increase the reverberation time within certain frequency bands.
- The researcher believes giraffes may use Helmholtz resonance, causing the air in their long windpipes to vibrate at a low pitch.
- A bass trap is any device that reduces the strength of a low frequency ‘standing wave’ or resonance.
- 3The condition in which an electric circuit or device produces the largest possible response to an applied oscillating signal.More example sentences
- The piezo transformer is operated as close to resonance as possible, contributing to greater circuit efficiency.
- On the other hand, if the electrical resonance is involved in the generation of oscillations, disabling it should eliminate the spontaneous bundle activity.
- In addition, the signal overlap for each resonance line can be examined in the spatially resolved spectra.
- 3.1 Mechanics The condition in which an object or system is subjected to an oscillating force having a frequency close to its own natural frequency.More example sentences
- He found that, at a certain speed, the resonance - or natural frequency - of the machine was the root cause of the problem.
- Selective resonance at these eigentone frequencies will inevitably colour the sound, especially in small rectangular rooms where the resonant frequencies are high enough to fall within the musical range.
- Leaving aside the microtonal differences resulting from natural resonance I have constructed 11 modes based on the interaction of 2 harmonic series.
- 4 Astronomy The occurrence of a simple ratio between the periods of revolution of two bodies about a single primary.More example sentences
- Second, Pluto is in a 2: 3 orbit-orbit resonance with Neptune.
- In this resonance, Venus would make, on average, four axial rotations as seen by an Earth observer between successive close approaches of the two planets.
- The mechanism involves a gravitational resonance between the Moon and accretion-disk material, which can increase orbital inclinations up to approx 15°.
- 5 Chemistry The property of having a molecular structure which cannot adequately be represented by a single structural formula but is a composite of two or more structures of higher energy.More example sentences
- An example of a molecule which demonstrates resonance is ozone, O 3.
- Because a carboxylate ion has low energy due to resonance stabilization, its formation via dissociation in aqueous solution is somewhat favorable.
- This creates a line of p orbitals down the length of the molecule, allowing resonance stabilization of the pi bonds.
- 6 [count noun] Physics A short-lived subatomic particle that is an excited state of a more stable particle.More example sentences
- A statistical model for decay and formation of heavy hadronic resonances is formulated.
- The ρ meson is a wide resonance (Γρ = 150 MeV) and will decay primarily inside the nucleus, making it ideal for observing medium effects.
- The evidence for the new particle is a resonance observed when studying the invariant mass combinations of D*- anti-charmed mesons (dcbar) with protons (uud) and the anti-matter equivalent, D*+ mesons with anti-protons.
late Middle English: from Old French, from Latin resonantia 'echo', from resonare 'resound' (see resonant).
More definitions of resonanceDefinition of resonance in:
- The US English dictionary