American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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.
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 .
- 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. plural An evolving series of effects resulting from a particular event; a repercussion
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of reverberating; especially, the act of reflecting light or heat, or reëchoing sound
- 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)
““Melodious reverberation from the biped,” Jelif transmitted.”
“That [Page 73] first night the hush was so intense that every reverberation from the dark hills beyond the walls brought out in the mind its separate vision of destruction; and then, just as the strained imagination could bear no more, the thunder ceased.”
“HOLLOWAY: It's called reverberation chamber and the idea here is to get as many reflections as possible.”
“To improve our understanding of black hole growth and evolution, the R-L relationship must be extended to cover a broader range of black hole masses using the technique known as reverberation mapping.”
“When the words of the past are transposed to the present, a new kind of reverberation takes place.”
““It has some kind of reverberation on the rhythm that our day takes,” Athena explains.”
“But Omne's own 'reverberation' must have drawn James more strongly.”
“It does not move," said Servadac; "and unless I am greatly deceived, I can hear a kind of reverberation in the air.”
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“I am greatly deceived, I can hear a kind of reverberation in the air.””
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