[ ri-vur-ber-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee ]
/ rɪˈvɜr bər əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i /


characterized or produced by reverberation.
noting a furnace, kiln, or the like in which the fuel is not in direct contact with the ore, metal, etc., to be heated, but furnishes a flame that plays over the material, especially by being deflected downward from the roof.
deflected, as flame.

noun, plural re·ver·ber·a·to·ries.

any device, as a furnace, embodying reverberation.

Origin of reverberatory

First recorded in 1595–1605; reverberate + -ory1

Related forms

sem·i·re·ver·ber·a·to·ry, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for reverberatory


/ (rɪˈvɜːbərətərɪ, -trɪ) /


characterized by, utilizing, or produced by reverberation

noun plural -ries

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