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reverberant

[ri-vur-ber-uh nt] /rɪˈvɜr bər ənt/
adjective
1.
reverberating; reechoing:
the reverberant booms of cannon.
Origin
1565-1575
1565-75; < Latin reverberant- (stem of reverberāns), present participle of reverberāre, equivalent to re- re- + verber(āre) to beat, lash (derivative of verber whip) + -ant- -ant
Related forms
reverberantly, adverb
unreverberant, adjective
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Examples from the web for reverberant
  • The hall sounds large and reverberant, and the digital recording has a vividness that is almost intrusive.
  • Even if you buy nothing, the reverberant acoustics and filtered light in any arcade make a stroll-through a worthwhile excursion.
  • For the diffuse acoustic excitation, the acoustic field was characterized using several microphones in the reverberant room.
  • The sample was placed in the opening between the reverberant room and the semi-anechoic room.
Word Origin and History for reverberant
adj.

1570s, from French réverbérant or directly from Latin reverberantem (nominative reverberans), present participle of reverberare (see reverberation).

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