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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
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  • Beresford raised his hand and brought it resoundingly down on the table.

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  • The noise was so resoundingly greater than he had expected that he laughed and the men with him.

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  • Frale strode across the uneven floor and kissed her also, resoundingly.

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  • Bob who read him aright, grinned and slapped him resoundingly on the back.

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British Dictionary definitions for resoundingly

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
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Word Origin and History for resoundingly

resounding

adj.

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

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