- to echo or be filled with sound; reverberate
- to make a loud, echoing, or prolonged sound
- to be echoed; be repeated or prolonged: said of sounds
- to be celebrated; be extolled: an act that resounded through the ages
Origin: altered (infl. by sound) from Middle English resounen from Old French resoner from Classical Latin resonare from re- plush sonare: for Indo-European base see sound
- to give back (sound); echo
- to give forth, utter, or repeat loudly
- to proclaim (praises, etc.)
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verb re·sound·ed, re·sound·ing, re·sounds verb, intransitive
- To be filled with sound; reverberate: The schoolyard resounded with the laughter of children.
- To make a loud, long, or reverberating sound: The music resounded through the hall.
- To sound loudly; ring.
- To become famous, celebrated, or extolled: Picasso—a name to resound for ages in art history.
- To send back (sound). See Synonyms at echo.
- To utter or emit loudly.
- To celebrate or praise, as in verse or song.
Origin: Alteration (influenced by sound1) of Middle English resounen, from Old French resoner, from Latin resonāre : re-, re- + sonāre, to sound; see swen- in Indo-European roots.
- re·soundˈing adjective
- re·soundˈing·ly adverb