[ ree-per-kuhs-iv, rep-er- ]
/ ˌri pərˈkʌs ɪv, ˌrɛp ər- /


causing repercussion; reverberating.
reflected; reverberated.

Nearby words

  1. repentance,
  2. repentant,
  3. repentigny,
  4. repeople,
  5. repercussion,
  6. reperepe,
  7. reperforator,
  8. repertoire,
  9. repertory,
  10. repertory company

Origin of repercussive

1350–1400; Middle English repercussif < Old French. See repercussion, -ive

Related formsre·per·cus·sive·ly, adverbre·per·cus·sive·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for repercussive

  • All the head hums with repercussive memories of anterior existences.

    Iconoclasts|James Huneker
  • A disquieting attack is made upon the nerves by the repercussive repetitions, the dense pall of melancholy hanging over the place.

    Iconoclasts|James Huneker

Word Origin and History for repercussive



c.1400, from Middle French repercussif, from Latin repercuss-, past participle stem of repercutere (see repercussion). Related: Repercussively; repercussiveness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper