- 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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2. rich, vibrant, sonorant, reverberant.
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Examples from the Web for resonantly
And when he spoke, slowly, resonantly, men fell back before his words.The Crossing
For an instant there was a jerkiness to the voice, and then it droned on resonantly again.The Weavers, Complete
The Canon knocked, and Hugh's voice said, clearly and resonantly, "Come in."Hugh
Arthur Christopher Benson
The very sound of the ice, dully yet resonantly chinking, brought a suffocating sense of nostalgia.Christmas Roses and Other Stories
Anne Douglas Sedgwick
Rybin said evenly and resonantly, making himself heard above all the other voices.Mother
- (of sound) resounding or re-echoing
- producing or enhancing resonance, as by sympathetic vibration
- characterized by resonance
Word Origin and History for resonantly
1590s, from Latin resonantem (nominative resonans), present participle of resonare (see resonance).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper