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resounding

[ri-zoun-ding] /rɪˈzaʊn dɪŋ/
adjective
1.
making an echoing sound:
a resounding thud.
2.
uttered loudly:
resounding speech.
3.
impressively thorough or complete:
a resounding popular success.
Origin of resounding
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English; see resound, -ing2
Related forms
resoundingly, adverb

re-sound

[ree-sound] /riˈsaʊnd/
verb (used without object), verb (used with object)
1.
to sound again.
Origin
1895-1900; re- + sound1
Can be confused
re-sound, resound.

resound

[ri-zound] /rɪˈzaʊnd/
verb (used without object)
1.
to echo or ring with sound, as a place.
2.
to make an echoing sound, or sound loudly, as a metallic object:
A gong resounded.
3.
to ring or be echoed, as sounds.
4.
to be celebrated or notably important:
His name resounds in the pages of history.
verb (used with object)
5.
to reecho (a sound).
6.
to give forth or utter loudly.
7.
to proclaim loudly (praise, disapproval, etc.).
Origin
1350-1400; Middle English resounen < Middle French resoner < Latin resonāre, equivalent to re- re- + sonāre to sound1
Can be confused
rebound, redound, resound.
re-sound, resound.
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  • He was the son of a hall porter in an office in the city and, as a boy, he had sung prolonged bass notes in the resounding hall.

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  • And seizing her in his arms he picked her up and gave her a resounding kiss.

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  • But Judith stood between them and, like an echo to the word, came the resounding slap as Judith's open palm smote Trevors's cheek.

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  • The key grated in the lock, and Crispin answered it with a resounding snore.

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  • Rufus looked at him for several seconds of uninterrupted rowing before, in his deep, resounding voice, he spoke.

British Dictionary definitions for resounding

resounding

/rɪˈzaʊndɪŋ/
adjective
1.
clear and emphatic; unmistakable: a resounding vote of confidence
2.
full of or characterized by resonance; reverberating: a resounding slap
Derived Forms
resoundingly, adverb

resound

/rɪˈzaʊnd/
verb (intransitive)
1.
to ring or echo with sound; reverberate: the hall resounded with laughter
2.
to make a prolonged echoing noise: the trumpet resounded
3.
(of sounds) to echo or ring
4.
to be widely famous: his achievements resounded throughout India
Word Origin
C14: from Old French resoner, from Latin resonāre to sound again

re-sound

/riːˈsaʊnd/
verb
1.
to sound or cause to sound again
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Word Origin and History for resounding
adj.

late 14c., present participle adjective from resound (v.). Figurative use from 1630s. Related: Resoundingly.

resound

v.

late 14c., resownen, from Old French resoner "reverberate" (12c., Modern French résonner), from Latin resonare "sound again, resound, echo," from re- "back, again" (see re-) + sonare "to sound" (see sonata). Spelling influenced from mid-15c. by sound (v.). Related: Resounded; resounding.

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