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resonant

[rez-uh-nuh nt] /ˈrɛz ə nənt/
adjective
1.
resounding or echoing, as sounds:
the resonant thundering of cannons being fired.
2.
deep and full of resonance:
a resonant voice.
3.
pertaining to resonance.
4.
producing resonance; causing amplification or sustention of sound.
5.
pertaining to a system in a state of resonance, especially with respect to sound.
noun
6.
Phonetics. a vowel or a voiced consonant or semivowel that is neither a stop nor an affricate, as, in English, (m, ng, n, l, r, y, w).
Origin of resonant
1585-1595
1585-95; < Latin resonant- (stem of resonāns), present participle of resonāre to resound; see -ant
Related forms
resonantly, adverb
hyperresonant, adjective
hyperresonantly, adverb
nonresonant, adjective
nonresonantly, adverb
unresonant, adjective
unresonantly, adverb
Synonyms
2. rich, vibrant, sonorant, reverberant.
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  • As I walked across the non-resonant, carpeted stone floor I had the most curious set of sensations I have ever experienced.

British Dictionary definitions for non-resonant

resonant

/ˈrɛzənənt/
adjective
1.
(of sound) resounding or re-echoing
2.
producing or enhancing resonance, as by sympathetic vibration
3.
characterized by resonance
Derived Forms
resonantly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for non-resonant

resonant

adj.

1590s, from Latin resonantem (nominative resonans), present participle of resonare (see resonance).

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