- amplification of the range of audibility of any source of speech sounds, especially of phonation, by various couplings of the cavities of the mouth, nose, sinuses, larynx, pharynx, and upper thorax, and, to some extent, by the skeletal structure of the head and upper chest.
- the distribution of amplitudes among interrelated cavities in the head, chest, and throat that are characteristic for a particular speech sound and relatively independent of variations in pitch.
- the state of a system in which an abnormally large vibration is produced in response to an external stimulus, occurring when the frequency of the stimulus is the same, or nearly the same, as the natural vibration frequency of the system.
- the vibration produced in such a state.
- a hadron with a very short lifetime, of the order of 10−23 sec.
Origin of resonance
OTHER WORDS FROM resonancehy·per·res·o·nance, noun
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How to use resonance in a sentence
This is also exactly what happened, even more egregiously, at the end of Hill House — and just as with Hill House, viewers likely won’t care, because they’ll be too invested in the emotional resonance of the moment.Netflix’s The Haunting of Bly Manor is a calm, loving study in how to exorcise your ghosts|Aja Romano|October 9, 2020|Vox
While the participants were adjusting their bets, they lay inside a machine that performs functional magnetic resonance imaging, or fMRI.Confidence can make you miss important information|Bethany Brookshire|October 1, 2020|Science News For Students
As a result, ads create more impact and resonance on CTV than on other platforms, including mobile and linear television.Multicultural audiences are making nuanced media choices|Vevo|August 25, 2020|Digiday
Researchers at Facebook and New York University have found a way to significantly reduce the time it takes to capture magnetic resonance images, in a breakthrough with potential to transform medical imaging.Facebook and NYU researchers discover a way to speed up MRI scans|Jeremy Kahn|August 18, 2020|Fortune
“When you get into one of these resonances, those tidal waves start to get bigger,” he says.Jupiter’s moons could keep each other warm by raising tidal waves|Lisa Grossman|August 6, 2020|Science News
It would be difficult to find an issue with less resonance with the vast majority of voters than climate change.
In any case, the narrative resonance of all this is impossible to deny.
Byrne's voice isn't a singer's voice—it doesn't have the resonance.The Stacks: Pauline Kael's Talking Heads Obsession|Pauline Kael|November 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The timing of the violence against the students has particular resonance and has stirred public sentiment.
The film holds a special resonance for Jones, since Terry also served as his mentor.Quincy Jones Talks Chicago’s Mean Streets, Why Kanye West Is No Michael Jackson, and Bieber|Marlow Stern|September 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The m relates it to the nares or humming tone (which is the basis of all resonance in the voice).Expressive Voice Culture|Jessie Eldridge Southwick
Then gradually raise the pitch, still obtaining the tones from the chest and uttering them with full resonance.The Ontario Readers: The High School Reader, 1886|Ministry of Education
He was remarkable for the exceeding courtesy of his demeanor and for the sweetness and bell-like resonance of his voice.
The term "dark" here implies a deep and obscure resonance, with little friction.The Sounds of Spoken English|Walter Rippmann
It was a still, clear, freezing night, when the least sound clinked with a metallic resonance.
British Dictionary definitions for resonance
- the condition of a system in which there is a sharp maximum probability for the absorption of electromagnetic radiation or capture of particles
- a type of elementary particle of extremely short lifetime. Resonances are regarded as excited states of more stable particles
- a highly transient atomic state formed during a collision process