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reverberation

[ ri-vur-buh-rey-shuhn ]
/ rɪˌvɜr bəˈreɪ ʃən /
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noun

a reechoed sound.
the fact of being reverberated or reflected.
something that is reverberated: Reverberations from the explosion were felt within a six-mile radius.
an act or instance of reverberating.
Physics. the persistence of a sound after its source has stopped, caused by multiple reflection of the sound within a closed space.
the act or process of subjecting something to reflected heat, as in a reverberatory furnace.

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Origin of reverberation

1350–1400; Middle English reverberacioun<Medieval Latin reverberātiōn- (stem of reverberātiō). See reverberate, -ion
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