The reverberation of music coming from the speakers at the heavy metal rock concert was sure to cause hearing damage, but the fans didn't care.
- An example of a reverberation is the sound bouncing around in a large speaker.
- An example of a reverberation is the impact of a no trespassing law at a shopping center on students at a nearby high school.
The definition of a reverberation is a reflection of light or sound waves, or a wide reaching impact of an action.
- a reverberating or being reverberated; a reechoing or being reechoed; reflection of light or sound waves, deflection of heat or flame, etc.
- something reverberated; reechoed sound, reflected light, etc.
- a far-reaching effect of some event or action
- Physics multiple reflection of sound waves in a confined area so that the sound persists after the source is cut off
Origin of reverberationMiddle English from Medieval Latin reverberatio
- a. The act of reverberating.b. The condition of being reverberated.
- a. Something reverberated.b. An echolike force or effect; a repercussion: Reverberations from the stock market crash were still being felt months later.
- A violent oscillation or vibration
- The discomfort caused by the bat's reverberation surprised Tommy.
- An echo, or a series of overlapping echos
- The reflection of light or heat; a reflection in, or as though in, a mirror.
- Like the several reverberations of the same image from two opposite looking glasses.
- (plural) An evolving series of effects resulting from a particular event; a repercussion
from the verb reverberate