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resounding

[ri-zoun-ding]
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adjective
  1. making an echoing sound: a resounding thud.
  2. uttered loudly: resounding speech.
  3. impressively thorough or complete: a resounding popular success.

Origin of resounding

late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425; see origin at resound, -ing2
Related formsre·sound·ing·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for resoundingly

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  • When our couples returned in April 1972, the answers were resoundingly in the affirmative.

  • The noise was so resoundingly greater than he had expected that he laughed and the men with him.

    The Long Roll

    Mary Johnston

  • Bob who read him aright, grinned and slapped him resoundingly on the back.

  • Beresford raised his hand and brought it resoundingly down on the table.

    Sonia Married

    Stephen McKenna

  • Frale strode across the uneven floor and kissed her also, resoundingly.

    The Mountain Girl

    Payne Erskine


British Dictionary definitions for resoundingly

resounding

adjective
  1. clear and emphatic; unmistakablea resounding vote of confidence
  2. full of or characterized by resonance; reverberatinga resounding slap
Derived Formsresoundingly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for resoundingly

resounding

adj.

late 14c., present participle adjective from resound (v.). Figurative use from 1630s. Related: Resoundingly.

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