Definition of resound in English:

resound

verb

  • 1no object, with adverbial (of a sound, voice, etc.) fill or echo throughout a place.

    ‘another scream resounded through the school’
    • ‘A voice resounded through the waiting room, and I grinned, I knew that voice.’
    • ‘Laughter resounds throughout cozy kitchens while mothers bake gingerbread and children decorate sugar cookies.’
    • ‘As her voice resounded throughout the cavern, the weakened walls began to shake and crumbled.’
    • ‘His baritone voice resounded through the hall.’
    • ‘A roar resounded through the hallways and heavy rapid footsteps came from the new hallway.’
    • ‘Just then a loud bang resounded throughout the warehouse.’
    • ‘Screaming for somebody, screaming for her parents, her footsteps resounded throughout the marble corridors.’
    • ‘He hangs up the phone, and the sound of his laughter resounds throughout the parking lot.’
    • ‘William's laughter resounded throughout the long hallway, making the noise terribly bothersome.’
    • ‘Silence ensued her words, and footsteps resounded through the auditorium.’
    • ‘The royal voice resounded through the sticky night air, carried beyond its normal range by an abnormally chilly gust of air.’
    • ‘Teddy set down his cup, a definite clink resounding throughout the office, and leaned forward.’
    • ‘As the voices of these women resounded through the meeting hall, the promises and hope did not appear far-fetched but closer to ground reality.’
    • ‘We sat in silence for a few moments before the high-pitched squeal of the microphone resounded throughout the pub.’
    • ‘Her footsteps resounded eerily through the six levels of stairs, as her thoughts raced through evil and distressing scenarios.’
    • ‘She laughed as well, loving the feel of his voice resounding through his chest.’
    • ‘Tina's shrill voice resounded through the house.’
    • ‘Light spilled out from upper and lower windows, even though it was early in the morning, and loud, booming voices resounded from inside.’
    • ‘A sharp yelp resounded through the air as the figure fell to the floor.’
    • ‘A knock sounded at the door, resounding throughout the whole house.’
    echo, re-echo, reverberate, ring out, fill the air, boom, peal, thunder, rumble
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    1. 1.1 (of a place) be filled or echo with a sound or sounds.
      ‘the office resounds with the metronomic clicking of keyboards’
      • ‘The place resounded with the calls of birds as they settled down for the night, even as people walked into the tastefully decorated frontyard.’
      • ‘As the room resounded with cheers and hisses, a man brushed past Padlin, heading for the pit.’
      • ‘The space resounded with the now-soft-now-rising-to-a-crescendo music.’
      • ‘The whole common room resounded with shouts and whispers and protests, all caused by the calm cloaked woman who sat sipping her ale.’
      • ‘It resounds with the noise of falling water as the Avon tumbles over a weir.’
      • ‘The empty sky resounded with a sudden loud explosion: an invisible airplane had crossed the sound barrier.’
      • ‘The new performance space will resound with their poetry, prose and plays, as they share their writings with the audience.’
      • ‘Hrothgar's hall resounds with the laughter and songs of poets, who retell the famed history of the Danish tribe.’
      • ‘On the last night of the engagement - the night before the wedding - the bride's house resounds with sad songs of leavetaking.’
      • ‘The Wanaka streets resound with languages from all round the world.’
      • ‘The room resounded with sneezes as I surveyed the red-nosed, sniffling, miserable and furious girls seated in front of me.’
      • ‘Once the song ended the room resounded with applause.’
      • ‘Below, the native camp resounded with the drums of the triumphant, the low booms and higher pitched taps coming quickly of an aural celebration amid the jungle groves.’
      • ‘The old school and the old school yard land will once again resound to the sounds of children at play.’
      • ‘Empty rooms suddenly resound with the sounds of living and life acquires a whole new meaning.’
      • ‘The audience collapses in laughter, and the theater resounds with a barrage of applause.’
      • ‘The chapel resounds with full-throated hymns.’
      reverberate, echo, re-echo, resonate, ring
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    2. 1.2 (of fame, an achievement, etc.) be much talked of.
      ‘whatever they do in the Nineties will not resound in the way that their earlier achievements did’
      • ‘The impact, the team contends, resounds today.’
      • ‘Nevertheless, his essay provides a clear instance of the rewards both of a poet on writing as such, and as illumination of that poet's poetry: may its song continue and its fame resound.’
      • ‘This is not something that under Victorian law resounds at all but it is what one might call a form of reasonable approach or professional practice that follows from the local defamation law.’
      be acclaimed, be celebrated, be renowned, be famed, be noted, be glorified, be proclaimed, be trumpeted, be talked about, be on everyone's lips
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  • 2literary with object Sing (the praises) of.

    ‘Horace resounds the praises of Italy’
    • ‘Rome was drunk with joy; Europe resounded the praises of "the immortal Pius."’
    • ‘Then follows a sort of second preface, in which the Doctor mourns the death and resounds the praises of the late Professor.’
    • ‘Praise for their virtue resounds afar, their evil deeds erased.’

Origin

Late Middle English: from re- ‘again’ + the verb sound, suggested by Old French resoner or Latin resonare ‘sound again’.

Pronunciation

resound

/rɪˈzaʊnd/