No sooner had the reverberation of my blows sunk into silence, than I was answered by a voice from within the tomb!
They were like the reverberation of some far-off tutored circle.
Across the swamp boomed and rolled to their astonished ears the reverberation of cannon.
I tell you what it is, Pugh, what I hear is the reverberation of some machinery.
Matthews noticed, from the reverberation of the room, that his voice must have been unnecessarily loud.
Meanwhile there was no reverberation from Seymour Street—only a sultry silence.
The mountains that enclose the vale, especially towards Easdale, are most favorable to the reverberation of sound.
The reverberation of the shouting was as the plunge of a cataract.
This reference to the "mewel" was only a reverberation of the town talk as Lin had predicted.
There was something very sad and solitary in the reverberation of my footsteps.
late 14c., "reflection of light or heat," from Old French reverberacion "great flash of light; intense quality," from Medieval Latin reverberationem (nominative reverberatio), noun of action from past participle stem of Latin reverberare "beat back, strike back, repel, cause to rebound," from re- "back" (see re-) + verberare "to strike, to beat," from verber "whip, lash, rod," related to verbena "leaves and branches of laurel," from PIE *werb- "to turn, bend" (see warp (v.)). Sense of "an echo" is attested from 1620s.