Definitions

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  • adj. Not resonant.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ resonant

Examples

  • A prosy "Mary Stuart" would seem to be a contradiction in terms, but Ms. McTeer, Ms. Walter and their supporting cast speak their unresonant lines as though Shakespeare himself had penned them, and the collective effect of their virtuoso performances goes a very long way toward ennobling Mr. Oswald's plain-Jane script.

    Laugh and the World Cries With You

  • She was sharing it with Caspar Goodwood, who stood looking at her, a few yards off, and whose footfall on the unresonant turf, as he came near, she had not heard.

    The Portrait of a Lady

  • Her voice is muffled behind the green silk mask and has a peculiar timbre, thin and unresonant—the converse of nasal.

    The Girls He Adored

  • The passage was a great hemicylinder lined with the same rubbery gray plastic as the cages, so that footfalls were silent and spoken words weirdly unresonant.

    Trader To The Stars

  • His tongue seemed to refuse him utterance; and this voice, -- this strange, hard, unresonant voice, -- whose voice was it?

    Ramona

  • All these indoor sounds were oddly diminished and unresonant under the open sky, just as the chatting, laughing flow of the voices, even though it rose at times to bursts of mirth which the children's shouts made noisy, never drowned out the sweet, secret talk of the brook to itself.

    The Brimming Cup

  • She was sharing it with Caspar Goodwood, who stood looking at her, a few feet off, and whose footfall, on the unresonant turf, as he came near, she had not heard.

    Chapter LV

  • He called for help, and his voice was thick and unresonant, like the voice of a drunken man.

    Aladdin O'Brien

  • There were five instruments -- a miniature harmonium (terrible innovation), two viols, of flat, unresonant tone, a pair of cymbals, and

    Appearances Being Notes of Travel

  • “No,” said Mrs Verloc in an unresonant voice, and without looking at him at all.

    The Secret Agent; a Simple Tale

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