Examples from the Web for reverberation
In truth, the reverberation of those guns of rumor shook all hearts.The Messenger|Elizabeth Robins
Trumpet replied to trumpet, and the reverberation of drums shook the ancient house.The Fair God|Lew Wallace
The name rang out so thrillingly strange that its reverberation instantly arrested the flying footsteps of the girl.The Strong Arm|Robert Barr
They are as loud as a heavy cannon fired near the house, with no reverberation, and little roll.
The reverberation of their feet told that this passage was a bridge.When the Sleeper Wakes|Herbert George Wells
Word Origin and History for reverberation
late 14c., "reflection of light or heat," from Old French reverberacion "great flash of light; intense quality," from Medieval Latin reverberationem (nominative reverberatio), noun of action from past participle stem of Latin reverberare "beat back, strike back, repel, cause to rebound," from re- "back" (see re-) + verberare "to strike, to beat," from verber "whip, lash, rod," related to verbena "leaves and branches of laurel," from PIE *werb- "to turn, bend" (see warp (v.)). Sense of "an echo" is attested from 1620s.