from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Strong and deep in tone; resounding: a resonant voice.
- adj. Having a lasting presence or effect; enduring: "Cranmer compiled the first Book of Common Prayer, writing some of the most resonant phrases in the English tongue” ( Allen D. Boyer).
- adj. Strongly reminiscent; evocative: a monument that is resonant of the nation's past glory.
- adj. Producing or exhibiting resonance: resonant frequency excitation.
- adj. Resulting from or as if from resonance: resonant amplification.
- n. Linguistics A sonorant.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Resounding, echoing.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Returning, or capable of returning, sound; fitted to resound; resounding; echoing back.
- adj. Adjusted as to dimensions (as an electric circuit) so that currents or electric surgings are produced by the passage of electric waves of a given frequency.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Resounding; specifically, noting a substance, structure, or confined body of air which is capable of decided sympathetic vibrations; or a voice, instrument, or tone in which such vibrations are prominent.
- Sounding or ringing in the nasal passages: used by some authors instead of nasal as applied to articulate sounds.
- n. A resonant or nasal sound.
- In electricity, capable of responding to electric oscillations of a given frequency on account of its capacity, inductance, and dimensions: said of an electrically tuned circuit.
- In the graphic arts, noting brilliancy and power in technique or quality.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. characterized by resonance
- adj. serving to bring to mind
Latin resonāns, resonant-, present participle of resonāre, to resound; see resound.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin resonare ("to resound") (Wiktionary)