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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
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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Examples for resounding
  • The answer, as the author of this inspiring little book sees it, is a resounding yes.
  • For me, the answer has always been a resounding yes.
  • In the event, and with a little voter intimidation in certain areas, this boycott call was a resounding success.
  • At last a wave thrust the boat onto the gravelly shore with a resounding crunch.
  • Well, the latest research is in, and the answer is a resounding no: boys are not more math savvy.
  • The resounding answer to this question is, it depends.
  • In a sense this is a resounding success, yet when the tourists arrive its time to push forward.
  • The government cheap food policy has been a resounding success.
  • Then, after several years filled with delays, the game was a resounding disappointment.
  • But a referendum, however resounding its verdict, cannot overturn the brute facts of demography and geography.
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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