American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Having a tendency to reverberate.
- adj. Characterized by reverberation; resounding.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Reverberating; causing reverberation; especially, returning sound; resounding.
- adj. heraldry Turned up sigmoidally, with the end pointing outward; reboundant.
- adj. Tending to reverberate
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Having the quality of reverberation; reverberating.
- adj. having a tendency to reverberate or be repeatedly reflected
- Either from the Middle French reverberant (the present participle of reverberer) or from the Latin reverberāns (the present participle of reverberō); compare the French réverbérant, the Italian riverberante, the Portuguese reverberante, and the Spanish reverberante. (Wiktionary)
“It is unwise to destroy the proper reverberant acoustical setting for worship in deference to highly infrequent noisy behavior.”
“Along with more conventional renovations, that sum was necessary for an overhaul of the space's raw, intensely reverberant interior—which includes a dramatic, 40-foot-high vaulted ceiling—not only to enhance listening quality, but to protect neighbors living on the floors above in what are now condominiums developed by Two Trees Management Company.”
“His signature sound — pungent, almost mournfully low and reverberant — is one of the most readily identifiable in jazz today.”
“These caves were so reverberant that if you clapped your hands it would sound like a flock of birds.”
“A reverberant melodica opens to a stable kick drum, the Balkan effect softer, more Black Ark-ish.”
“And if the crutches echo, we know the space is reverberant.”
““The Knights Templar were warriors,” Teabing reminded, the sound of his aluminum crutches echoing in this reverberant space.”
“As it builds, driven by a sawing, reverberant cello, the dancers are rotated in fast succession and in varying combinations, shimmying and looping their way through Tharp's high-velocity enchaînements with precisely engineered nonchalance.”
“The whole crew seems to compose the band, and, like a lot of monkey-folk rejoicing in rude rhythm, emphasizes the beat by hammering kerosene cans, frying-pans, and all sorts of things metallic or reverberant.”
“I could hear no calls or cries — only the sound of the waves, made weirdly hollow and reverberant by the fog.”
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