resounding

[ ri-zoun-ding ]
/ rɪˈzaʊn dɪŋ /
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adjective

making an echoing sound: a resounding thud.
uttered loudly: resounding speech.
impressively thorough or complete: a resounding popular success.

Nearby words

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

Origin of resounding

late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425; see origin at resound, -ing2

Related formsre·sound·ing·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for resoundingly

resounding

/ (rɪˈzaʊndɪŋ) /

adjective

clear and emphatic; unmistakablea resounding vote of confidence
full of or characterized by resonance; reverberatinga resounding slap
Derived Formsresoundingly, adverb

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Word Origin and History for resoundingly

resounding

adj.

late 14c., present participle adjective from resound (v.). Figurative use from 1630s. Related: Resoundingly.

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