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
It was a sombre snowy afternoon, and the gas-lamps were lit in the big
  reverberating station.
Or maybe a kind of reverberating electrical circuit.
Personally, it resonated with a reverberating roar in my heart.
The constant sound of gunfire is reverberating throughout the venue.
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