reverberant

[ ri-vur-ber-uh nt ]
/ rɪˈvɜr bər ənt /

adjective

reverberating; reechoing: the reverberant booms of cannon.

Origin of reverberant

1565–75; < Latin reverberant- (stem of reverberāns), present participle of reverberāre, equivalent to re- re- + verber(āre) to beat, lash (derivative of verber whip) + -ant- -ant
Related formsre·ver·ber·ant·ly, adverbun·re·ver·ber·ant, adjective
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Word Origin and History for reverberant

reverberant


adj.

1570s, from French réverbérant or directly from Latin reverberantem (nominative reverberans), present participle of reverberare (see reverberation).

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