- to reecho or resound: Her singing reverberated through the house.
- Physics. to be reflected many times, as sound waves from the walls of a confined space.
- to rebound or recoil.
- to be deflected, as flame in a reverberatory furnace.
- to echo back or reecho (sound).
- to cast back or reflect (light, heat, etc.).
- to subject to reflected heat, as in a reverberatory furnace.
Origin of reverberate
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Examples from the Web for reverberator
He had once told her he loved the Reverberator as he had loved his first jack-knife.
"I'll come down on you somehow in the Reverberator" he went on.
"Well, I don't know, after all—the Reverberator came for nothing," her father as gaily returned.
- anything that produces or undergoes reverberation
- another name for reverberatory furnace
- (intr) to resound or re-echothe explosion reverberated through the castle
- to reflect or be reflected many times
- (intr) to rebound or recoil
- (intr) (of the flame or heat in a reverberatory furnace) to be deflected onto the metal or ore on the hearth
- (tr) to heat, melt, or refine (a metal or ore) in a reverberatory furnace
Word Origin and History for reverberator
1570s, "beat back, drive back, force back," from Latin reverberatus, past participle of reverberare "strike back, repel, cause to rebound" (see reverberation). Meaning "re-echo" is from 1590s. Earlier verb was reverberen (early 15c.). Related: Reverberated; reverberating.