- Phonetics. a vowel or a voiced consonant or semivowel that is neither a stop nor an affricate, as, in English, (m, ng, n, l, r, y, w).
Origin of resonant
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Related Words for resonantthrilling, ringing, profound, rich, mellow, sonorous, beating, consonant, deep, earsplitting, full, loud, noisy, orotund, powerful, round, stentorian, strident, thunderous, booming
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Contemporary Examples of resonant
He has a lean, crackling energy about him, a sense of dramatic flourish, a resonant voice that is not unaware of its own music.Nigeria’s Larger-Than-Life Nobel Laureate Chronicles a Fascinating Life
August 9, 2014
The writing is resonant, but must America “see itself” so squarely in this particular regard?America Is Coming to Terms with Its Racial Past—Let’s Look Ahead Instead
May 22, 2014
The dialogue is pure McCarthy as well: clipped, resonant, near-Biblical—and somewhat pompous.‘The Counselor’ & How Cormac McCarthy Beat the Hollywood Curse
October 26, 2013
And for him, the land, even that which is constructed by man, is resonant.Michael Hainey and Aleksandar Hemon’s Chicago Dreams
March 3, 2013
On the other hand it is all a pursuit of truth, of what is real and resonant and relatable.How to Write Groundhog Day: 10 Rules for Screenwriters
October 20, 2012
Historical Examples of resonant
The sound of the gong, seconded by the electrifying and resonant "Aboard!"
Thayer broke the silence which followed, and his accent was resonant again.The Dominant Strain
Anna Chapin Ray
These were the glory of her countenance, these and her resonant black hair.
Look at their beloved bellies, so smooth, so elastic, so resonant!
"It shall be heard, then," said a voice: a voice inexplicable; resonant; divine.The Genius
Margaret Horton Potter
- (of sound) resounding or re-echoing
- producing or enhancing resonance, as by sympathetic vibration
- characterized by resonance
Word Origin and History for resonant
1590s, from Latin resonantem (nominative resonans), present participle of resonare (see resonance).