Origin of repercussion
Examples from the Web for repercussion
We feel the repercussion of his anguish when death was imminent for alleged participation in a nihilistic conspiracy.Ivory Apes and Peacocks|James Huneker
Yet was it not inevitable that the stroke which laid him low must wound her on its repercussion?The Sea-Hawk|Raphael Sabatini
They're the most curious scars in the world, these scars transferred by repercussion from an injured Double.Three More John Silence Stories|Algernon Blackwood
The halting words of Cyprien rang in his ears, like the repercussion of an endless echo.Two banks of the Seine|Fernand Vandrem
Even as far north as Greenland the repercussion may be felt.
Word Origin for repercussion
early 15c., "act of driving back," from Middle French répercussion (14c.) or directly from Latin repercusionem (nominative repercussio), from past participle stem of repercutere "to strike or beat back; shine back, reflect; echo," from re- "back" (see re-) + percutere "to strike or thrust through" (see percussion). Meaning "reverberation, echo" first recorded 1590s; the metaphoric extension is recorded from 1620s.