reverberate

[v. ri-vur-buh-reyt; adj. ri-vur-ber-it]
verb (used without object), reverberated, reverberating.
1.
to reecho or resound: Her singing reverberated through the house.
2.
Physics. to be reflected many times, as sound waves from the walls of a confined space.
3.
to rebound or recoil.
4.
to be deflected, as flame in a reverberatory furnace.
verb (used with object), reverberated, reverberating.
5.
to echo back or reecho (sound).
6.
to cast back or reflect (light, heat, etc.).
7.
to subject to reflected heat, as in a reverberatory furnace.
adjective

Origin:
1540–50; < Latin reverberātus (past participle of reverberāre to strike back). See reverberant, -ate1

reverberative [ri-vur-buh-rey-tiv, -ber-uh-] , adjective
reverberator, noun
unreverberated, adjective
unreverberating, adjective
unreverberative, adjective


1. carry, ring, rebound, vibrate.
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reverberate (rɪˈvɜːbəˌreɪt)
 
vb
1.  (intr) to resound or re-echo: the explosion reverberated through the castle
2.  to reflect or be reflected many times
3.  (intr) to rebound or recoil
4.  (intr) (of the flame or heat in a reverberatory furnace) to be deflected onto the metal or ore on the hearth
5.  (tr) to heat, melt, or refine (a metal or ore) in a reverberatory furnace
 
[C16: from Latin reverberāre to strike back, from re- + verberāre to beat, from verber a lash]
 
re'verberant
 
adj
 
re'verberative
 
adj
 
re'verberantly
 
adv
 
reverber'ation
 
n

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Example sentences
Tsunamis are so persistent that they can reverberate through an ocean for days,
  bouncing back and forth between continents.
All it's going to do is reverberate around the office that so and so made a
  mistake and so and so is angry at them.
The results of their work reverberate deeply in the local culture as well as
  the regional ecosystem.
Written in the sixteenth century these lines reverberate in the context of
  twentieth century carnage.
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