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


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from the verb reverberate


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