[ verb ri-vur-buh-reyt; adjective ri-vur-ber-it ]
/ verb r瑟藞v蓽r b蓹藢re瑟t; adjective r瑟藞v蓽r b蓹r 瑟t /
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Origin of reverberate

First recorded in 1540鈥50, reverberate is from the Latin word reverber膩tus (past participle of reverber膩re to strike back). See reverberant, -ate1

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How to use reverberate in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for reverberate

/ (r瑟藞v蓽藧b蓹藢re瑟t) /

(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 reverber膩re to strike back, from re- + verber膩re to beat, from verber a lash
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