resound

[ ri-zound ]
/ rɪˈzaʊnd /

verb (used without object)

to echo or ring with sound, as a place.
to make an echoing sound, or sound loudly, as a metallic object: A gong resounded.
to ring or be echoed, as sounds.
to be celebrated or notably important: His name resounds in the pages of history.

verb (used with object)

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Origin of resound

1350–1400; Middle English resounen < Middle French resoner < Latin resonāre, equivalent to re- re- + sonāre to sound1

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH resound

rebound redound resoundre-sound resound

Definition for resound (2 of 2)

re-sound
[ ree-sound ]
/ riˈsaʊnd /

verb (used with or without object)

to sound again.

Origin of re-sound

First recorded in 1895–1900; re- + sound1

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH re-sound

re-sound resound
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British Dictionary definitions for resound (1 of 2)

resound
/ (rɪˈzaʊnd) /

verb (intr)

to ring or echo with sound; reverberatethe hall resounded with laughter
to make a prolonged echoing noisethe trumpet resounded
(of sounds) to echo or ring
to be widely famoushis achievements resounded throughout India

Word Origin for resound

C14: from Old French resoner, from Latin resonāre to sound again

British Dictionary definitions for resound (2 of 2)

re-sound
/ (riːˈsaʊnd) /

verb

to sound or cause to sound again
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