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)


Nearby words

  1. resorption,
  2. resorption lacuna,
  3. resorptive,
  4. resort,
  5. resorter,
  6. resounding,
  7. resource,
  8. resourceful,
  9. resources,
  10. resp.

Origin of resound

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

Can be confusedrebound redound resoundre-sound resound

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

Can be confusedre-sound resound

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British Dictionary definitions for resound

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

re-sound

/ (riːˈsaʊnd) /

verb

to sound or cause to sound again
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Word Origin and History for resound

resound

v.

late 14c., resownen, from Old French resoner "reverberate" (12c., Modern French résonner), from Latin resonare "sound again, resound, echo," from re- "back, again" (see re-) + sonare "to sound" (see sonata). Spelling influenced from mid-15c. by sound (v.). Related: Resounded; resounding.

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