- making an echoing sound: a resounding thud.
- uttered loudly: resounding speech.
- impressively thorough or complete: a resounding popular success.
Origin of resounding
- to sound again.
Origin of re-sound
- 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.
- to reecho (a sound).
- to give forth or utter loudly.
- to proclaim loudly (praise, disapproval, etc.).
Origin of resound
Examples from the Web for resounding
With every fiber in my body I hope the answer is a resounding “No.”As Michael Brown Grand Jury Winds Down, Is Ferguson on the Brink of War?
November 16, 2014
It was such a resounding failure, but I was coming at that conversation as a fan of the movie as a pop culture artifact.Andy Cohen Reveals His ‘Watch What Happens Live’ Dream Guests
July 16, 2014
With more than 95 percent of precincts reporting, Lankford held a resounding 57.5 percent to 34.3 percent lead over Shannon.Tea Party Darling T.W. Shannon Crashes to Oklahoma Senate Primary Defeat
June 25, 2014
Hollywood bestows trophies on movies and actors and the general public responds with a resounding “WTF!?”The Worst Oscar Winners, From ‘Rocky’ and ‘Crash’ to Gwyneth Paltrow
Kevin Fallon, Marlow Stern
February 26, 2014
In some parts of the world, the answer that was once a “maybe” is now a resounding “yes.”The Foraging Wars: Extreme Eating Hits California
Debra A. Klein
January 31, 2014
In the distance there were attacks upon walls, and we could hear the resounding shocks.The Flood
And seizing her in his arms he picked her up and gave her a resounding kiss.The Night Riders
The key grated in the lock, and Crispin answered it with a resounding snore.The Tavern Knight
I hit the deck with a resounding thud, and the cane came clattering after.Lighter Than You Think
At that instant a dull but resounding thump was heard on the roof overhead.A Waif of the Mountains
Edward S. Ellis
- clear and emphatic; unmistakablea resounding vote of confidence
- full of or characterized by resonance; reverberatinga resounding slap
- 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
- to sound or cause to sound again
Word Origin and History for resounding
late 14c., present participle adjective from resound (v.). Figurative use from 1630s. Related: Resoundingly.