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resonant

[rez-uh-nuh nt] /ˈrɛz ə nənt/
adjective
1.
resounding or echoing, as sounds:
the resonant thundering of cannons being fired.
2.
deep and full of resonance:
a resonant voice.
3.
pertaining to resonance.
4.
producing resonance; causing amplification or sustention of sound.
5.
pertaining to a system in a state of resonance, especially with respect to sound.
noun
6.
Phonetics. a vowel or a voiced consonant or semivowel that is neither a stop nor an affricate, as, in English, (m, ng, n, l, r, y, w).
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; < Latin resonant- (stem of resonāns), present participle of resonāre to resound; see -ant
Related forms
resonantly, adverb
hyperresonant, adjective
hyperresonantly, adverb
nonresonant, adjective
nonresonantly, adverb
unresonant, adjective
unresonantly, adverb
Synonyms
2. rich, vibrant, sonorant, reverberant.
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Examples for resonant
  • The accusation that the rich aren't contributing their fair share is increasingly resonant.
  • Strutting about, the performers bowed while deep notes boomed from the resonant air sacs.
  • At present, all of the planets are in resonant orbits.
  • He blows a few bars, his rich, resonant tone unmistakable even in this crowded room.
  • What makes them remarkable is their resonant orbits.
  • It's a cliche so resonant it refuses to die or to be updated.
  • As with a mechanical flywheel, a resonant cavity can store energy in the form of momentum.
  • He has a particularly fine tone, resonant and mellow, and a quietly tasteful approach to the music he played.
  • The track's washed-out reverb chorus and resonant organ chords certainly evoke ethereal sensations.
  • Great dramas and grand operas build to memorable farewells and resonant exit lines.
British Dictionary definitions for resonant

resonant

/ˈrɛzənənt/
adjective
1.
(of sound) resounding or re-echoing
2.
producing or enhancing resonance, as by sympathetic vibration
3.
characterized by resonance
Derived Forms
resonantly, adverb
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