reverberate

[ verb ri-vur-buh-reyt; adjective ri-vur-ber-it ]
/ verb rɪˈvɜr bəˌreɪt; adjective rɪˈvɜr bər ɪt /

verb (used without object), re·ver·ber·at·ed, re·ver·ber·at·ing.

verb (used with object), re·ver·ber·at·ed, re·ver·ber·at·ing.

adjective

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Origin of reverberate

First recorded in 1540–50, reverberate is from the Latin word reverberātus (past participle of reverberāre to strike back). See reverberant, -ate1

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British Dictionary definitions for reverberate

reverberate
/ (rɪˈvɜːbəˌreɪt) /

verb

(intr) to resound or re-echothe explosion reverberated through the castle
to reflect or be reflected many times
(intr) to rebound or recoil
(intr) (of the flame or heat in a reverberatory furnace) to be deflected onto the metal or ore on the hearth
(tr) to heat, melt, or refine (a metal or ore) in a reverberatory furnace

Derived forms of reverberate

reverberant or rare reverberative, adjectivereverberantly, adverbreverberation, noun

Word Origin for reverberate

C16: from Latin reverberāre to strike back, from re- + verberāre to beat, from verber a lash
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