from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act of reverberating.
- n. The condition of being reverberated.
- n. Something reverberated.
- n. An echolike force or effect; a repercussion: Reverberations from the stock market crash were still being felt months later.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A violent oscillation or vibration
- n. An echo, or a series of overlapping echos
- n. The reflection of light or heat; a reflection in, or as though in, a mirror.
- n. An evolving series of effects resulting from a particular event; a repercussion
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of reverberating; especially, the act of reflecting light or heat, or reëchoing sound
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of reverberating, or of driving or turning back; particularly. the reflection of sound, light, or heat: now chiefly of sound.
- n. Resonance; sympathetic vibration.
- n. That which is reverberated; reverberated light, heat, or sound: now chiefly sound.
- n. The circulation of flame in a specially formed furnace, or its deflection toward the hearth of the furnace, as in the reverberatory furnace (which see, under furnace).
- n. In psychology, same as resonance, 5 .
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a remote or indirect consequence of some action
- n. the repetition of a sound resulting from reflection of the sound waves
from the verb reverberate (Wiktionary)