Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Strong and deep in tone; resounding.
  • adjective Having a lasting presence or effect; enduring.
  • adjective Strongly reminiscent; evocative.
  • adjective Producing or exhibiting resonance.
  • adjective Resulting from or as if from resonance.
  • noun Linguistics A sonorant.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.
  • noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Returning, or capable of returning, sound; fitted to resound; resounding; echoing back.
  • adjective (Elec.) 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.

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  • adjective Resounding, echoing.

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  • adjective characterized by resonance
  • adjective serving to bring to mind

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin resonāns, resonant-, present participle of resonāre, to resound; see resound.]

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Latin resonare ("to resound")

Examples

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  • Hence, there are enough cultural references to make the title resonant and viable.

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  • Says al-Qaeda will deny them “justice” — again, a term resonant among Muslims.

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  • "We demonstrated the power of what we call resonant cavity trapping, where a particle is guided along a small waveguide and then pulled onto a micro-ring resonator," explains Kenneth

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  • I think what makes the movie so resonant is how the unconscionable behavior of some characters and sections of the society at large isn't quite as far-fetched as you might initially think.

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  • I think what makes the movie so resonant is how the unconscionable behavior of some characters and sections of the society at large isn't quite as far-fetched as you might initially think.

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  • While they do consider some factors known in climate they do not seem attentive enough in the paper to the short term resonant coupling factors with fairly well understood process of PDO,

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  • While they do consider some factors known in climate they do not seem attentive enough in the paper to the short term resonant coupling factors with fairly well understood process of PDO,

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  • He took a reel of dental floss from his waistcoat pocket and, breaking off a piece, twanged it smartly between two and two of his resonant unwashed teeth.

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