[ree-per-kuhs-iv, rep-er-]


causing repercussion; reverberating.
reflected; reverberated.

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

Historical Examples of repercussive

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


    James Huneker

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


    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