V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. deep in sound; 2. characterized by reverberation

Synonyms: resounding, reverberant, deep, echoing, lasting, intensified, full, rich

Antonyms: shallow, short, soft

Tips: Resonant is derived from the Latin resonantia, which means "echo." Think of the way an echo lasts and reverberates. Resonant describes sounds that are strong or that have a lasting effect (like an echo). The related verb resonate means "to have a strong effect that lasts a long time", as well as "to come across or be understood."

Usage Examples:

The resonant church bells could be heard throughout the village. (echoing, rich)

The instrument made a rich, resonant sound. (deep, reverberant)

After delivering the anti-drug presentation to the kids, it was difficult to tell if the messages resonated or not. (got through) verb

The resonant sound of the drum echoed throughout the auditorium. (deep, lasting)

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