American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To be filled with sound; reverberate: The schoolyard resounded with the laughter of children.
- v. To make a loud, long, or reverberating sound: The music resounded through the hall.
- v. To sound loudly; ring.
- v. To become famous, celebrated, or extolled: Picasso—a name to resound for ages in art history.
- v. To send back (sound). See Synonyms at echo.
- v. To utter or emit loudly.
- v. To celebrate or praise, as in verse or song.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To sound back; ring; echo; reverberate; be tilled with sound; sound by sympathetic vibration.
- To sound loudly; give forth a loud sound.
- To be echoed; be sent back, as sound.
- To be much mentioned; be fumed.
- To sound again; send back sound; echo.
- To sound; praise or celebrate with the voice or the sound of instruments; extol with sounds; spread the fame of.
- Synonyms To reecho, reverberate.
- n. Return of sound; echo.
- To sound again or repeatedly: as, to resound a note or a syllable.
- To sound again: as, the trumpet sounded and resounded.
- v. intransitive to sound again
- v. transitive to echo a sound
- v. intransitive to reverberate with sound or noise
- v. intransitive to make a reverberating sound
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To sound loudly.
- v. To be filled with sound; to ring.
- v. To be echoed; to be sent back, as sound.
- v. To be mentioned much and loudly.
- v. To echo or reverberate; to be resonant.
- v. To throw back, or return, the sound of; to echo; to reverberate.
- v. To praise or celebrate with the voice, or the sound of instruments; to extol with sounds; to spread the fame of.
- n. Return of sound; echo.
- v. emit a noise
- v. ring or echo with sound
- From Middle English resownen, from Old French resoner, from Latin resonare ("sound again, resound, echo") (Wiktionary)
- Alteration (influenced by sound) of Middle English resounen, from Old French resoner, from Latin resonāre : re-, re- + sonāre, to sound. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Moslems and made their name resound throughout Africa, even to the shores of Asia.”
“Her grass-grown streets will once again resound with traffic.”
“There lies in it a truth, a beauty, and a grandeur which I am convinced will make his name resound through many lands!”
“they made his name resound every where, ut littus Styla, Styla, omne sonaret.”
“Tar - gonne heard her name resound in Roderick's mind: "Mina!”
“Among the glaring omissions was the pileated woodpecker, a large, handsome red-crested bird whose loud calls resound through our woods.”
“Let that word resound from hill to hill and from mountain to mountain, from valley to valley across this broad land," he exclaimed.”
““Let that word resound from hill to hill and from mountain to mountain, from valley to valley across this broad land,” he thundered, raising his right hand.”
“Let that word resound from hill to hill and from mountain to mountain, from valley to valley across this broad land.”
“Let that word resound from hill to hill and from mountain to mountain, from valley to valley across the broad land, barbaric.”
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