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



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)

to reecho (a sound).
to give forth or utter loudly.
to proclaim loudly (praise, disapproval, etc.).

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for resounded

reverberate, vibrate, echo, sound, reproduce, ring, boom

Examples from the Web for resounded

Historical Examples of resounded

  • The three were brought forth into the yard, together, as it resounded through the air.

    Barnaby Rudge

    Charles Dickens

  • The pulpit of St. Saturnin resounded with his bursts of eloquence.

    Doctor Pascal

    Emile Zola

  • "That's your zort, measter Tiller," resounded from all the voices round the table.

    The English Spy

    Bernard Blackmantle

  • Asia resounded with the insurrection of the Jews, and the massacre of the Seljuks.


    Benjamin Disraeli

  • The uncle immediately whistled so loud that it resounded from all sides.


    Johanna Spyri

British Dictionary definitions for resounded


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



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



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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