V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. to ring or reverberate with sound; 2. to be well known or have influence

Synonyms: reverberate, echo, sound, ring, resonate


Tips: To resound really means, "to sound again." Think of an echo or sound that fills an entire room. Those sounds resound (ring, echo) through out the room and are resounding (adj.). Note: the adjective resounding can also refer to something "clear" and "complete." e.g. "After the resounding victory (clear, complete) the fans erupted in resounding (loud, echoing) applause." Something that has strong or widespread influence can also be described as resounding or can resound with people. For example: "The news of the tragedy resounded with the people, who wanted to do all they could to help."

Usage Examples:

The theater resounded with laughter. (echoed, sounded)

Their loud voices resounded throughout the hotel's corridors. (reverberated, resonated)

Each day at noon, the courtyard resounds with the sound of church bells. (echoes, sounds)

He received resounding applause for his brilliant performance. (loud, echoing) adjective

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