Definition of resounding in English:



  • 1Unmistakable; emphatic.

    ‘the evening was a resounding success’
    • ‘If the collaboration was designed as an experiment, it was a resounding success.’
    • ‘The president's makeup job was a resounding success.’
    • ‘Officials only last week hailed the post-back scheme - reducing the traditional door-to-door collection - a resounding success.’
    • ‘The English boy wonder's first game of the tour was a resounding success, and was all the more remarkable for the fact that he has not played for six weeks.’
    • ‘Recently, a free pool party was held for eight - to 16-year-olds and proved a resounding success, with 70 children attending.’
    • ‘Her practicality wrestled with pride for a few more minutes before scoring a resounding victory.’
    • ‘The walk which took place on Sunday April 27th was a resounding success and raised a total of €2,314.’
    • ‘The festival was a resounding success in terms of access, competition standards, numbers of choirs taking part and the administration and organisation.’
    • ‘He said the elections were a resounding success.’
    • ‘We won a great victory with the resounding defeat of the proposed amendment.’
    • ‘At no stage did anything other than a resounding victory for Stradbally suggest itself.’
    • ‘Overall, the night proved to be a resounding success and proved a memorable way to mark the students' outstanding effort and achievement throughout the school year.’
    • ‘Held at the Auction Mart, the event has been hailed a resounding success.’
    • ‘The Coleman festival which took place from September 2th to 4th was a resounding success with packed audiences each night at the concerts.’
    • ‘What is perhaps more unexpected, is that this collaboration is a resounding success.’
    • ‘Yet the fact was that British armed forces had suffered a resounding defeat.’
    • ‘Waterloo's a film about Napoleon's resounding defeat, not Wellington's greatest victory.’
    • ‘And it has proved a resounding success with a quick uptake of the 50 places available and a waiting list of many others, for whom a nativity play is being organised.’
    • ‘The Titian exhibition is judged a resounding success but it is just one of an enormous range of substantial and enjoyable shows in the city.’
    • ‘The aim of the show is to present independent, mature artists working in contemporary movement and world dance forms to the wider public and the last two shows have been a resounding success.’
    enormous, huge, massive, very great, tremendous, terrific, colossal
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  • 2(of a sound) loud enough to reverberate.

    ‘a resounding smack across the face’
    • ‘And then she heard the resounding sound of metal against metal.’
    • ‘The building came down in minutes with a resounding bang and thud.’
    • ‘A resounding cheer rose up for what certainly seemed like the last time that night.’
    • ‘The loud, resounding sound unnerved the monkeys and they bolted from the scene.’
    • ‘The machine clicked off with a resounding beep, and the room rang with silence.’
    • ‘The resounding thud of the door closing was the next thing she heard.’
    • ‘He thanked the military and all who have sacrificed loved ones which brought resounding cheers.’
    • ‘It banged against the wall with a resounding thud that echoed through the ship.’
    • ‘No sooner had my son got his new ‘urban street scooter’ out of the box than I was crashing into the metal garden gate with a resounding clang.’
    • ‘A resounding cheer echoed through the ship as the captain's words spread.’
    • ‘They were thrown off balance as they hit the floor with a loud resounding thud.’
    • ‘Mr. O'Brien makes a brave leap in the dark and lands with a resounding thud.’
    • ‘Whoever it was tripped over a box and landed with a resounding thump.’
    • ‘He slammed his fist into Rick's jaw and there was a resounding crack.’
    • ‘And that resounding sound of the shut door still rang in her ears, over and over.’
    • ‘I hit the floor with a resounding thud that echoed across the room, the phone still in my hand.’
    • ‘Most of the kids were alert by now, awakened by the resounding thumps.’
    • ‘Then, the log he was leaning on gave way with a resounding crack.’
    • ‘Nicole's alarm clock went off that morning with a resounding buzz that seemed louder than usual.’
    reverberant, reverberating, resonant, resonating, echoing, vibrant, ringing, sonorous, deep, rich, clear
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