Definition of resound in English:

resound

verb

  • 1no object , with adverbial (of a sound, voice, etc.) fill a place with sound; be loud enough to echo.

    ‘another scream resounded through the school’
    • ‘The royal voice resounded through the sticky night air, carried beyond its normal range by an abnormally chilly gust of air.’
    • ‘As her voice resounded throughout the cavern, the weakened walls began to shake and crumbled.’
    • ‘William's laughter resounded throughout the long hallway, making the noise terribly bothersome.’
    • ‘He hangs up the phone, and the sound of his laughter resounds throughout the parking lot.’
    • ‘Screaming for somebody, screaming for her parents, her footsteps resounded throughout the marble corridors.’
    • ‘Laughter resounds throughout cozy kitchens while mothers bake gingerbread and children decorate sugar cookies.’
    • ‘A sharp yelp resounded through the air as the figure fell to the floor.’
    • ‘A roar resounded through the hallways and heavy rapid footsteps came from the new hallway.’
    • ‘A voice resounded through the waiting room, and I grinned, I knew that voice.’
    • ‘Her footsteps resounded eerily through the six levels of stairs, as her thoughts raced through evil and distressing scenarios.’
    • ‘His baritone voice resounded through the hall.’
    • ‘Light spilled out from upper and lower windows, even though it was early in the morning, and loud, booming voices resounded from inside.’
    • ‘A knock sounded at the door, resounding throughout the whole house.’
    • ‘Just then a loud bang resounded throughout the warehouse.’
    • ‘She laughed as well, loving the feel of his voice resounding through his chest.’
    • ‘We sat in silence for a few moments before the high-pitched squeal of the microphone resounded throughout the pub.’
    • ‘Tina's shrill voice resounded through the house.’
    • ‘Silence ensued her words, and footsteps resounded through the auditorium.’
    • ‘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.’
    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 particular sound or sounds.
      ‘the office resounds with the metronomic clicking of keyboards’
      • ‘Empty rooms suddenly resound with the sounds of living and life acquires a whole new meaning.’
      • ‘Once the song ended the room resounded with applause.’
      • ‘The new performance space will resound with their poetry, prose and plays, as they share their writings with the audience.’
      • ‘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 space resounded with the now-soft-now-rising-to-a-crescendo music.’
      • ‘It resounds with the noise of falling water as the Avon tumbles over a weir.’
      • ‘The place resounded with the calls of birds as they settled down for the night, even as people walked into the tastefully decorated frontyard.’
      • ‘The Wanaka streets resound with languages from all round the world.’
      • ‘On the last night of the engagement - the night before the wedding - the bride's house resounds with sad songs of leavetaking.’
      • ‘As the room resounded with cheers and hisses, a man brushed past Padlin, heading for the pit.’
      • ‘Hrothgar's hall resounds with the laughter and songs of poets, who retell the famed history of the Danish tribe.’
      • ‘The empty sky resounded with a sudden loud explosion: an invisible airplane had crossed the sound barrier.’
      • ‘The audience collapses in laughter, and the theater resounds with a barrage of applause.’
      • ‘The old school and the old school yard land will once again resound to the sounds of children at play.’
      • ‘The whole common room resounded with shouts and whispers and protests, all caused by the calm cloaked woman who sat sipping her ale.’
      • ‘The chapel resounds with full-throated hymns.’
      • ‘The room resounded with sneezes as I surveyed the red-nosed, sniffling, miserable and furious girls seated in front of me.’
      reverberate, echo, re-echo, resonate, ring
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    2. 1.2 (of fame, a person's reputation, etc.) be much talked of.
      ‘whatever they do in the Nineties will not resound in the way that their earlier achievements did’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      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’
    • ‘Then follows a sort of second preface, in which the Doctor mourns the death and resounds the praises of the late Professor.’
    • ‘Rome was drunk with joy; Europe resounded the praises of "the immortal Pius."’
    • ‘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

/rəˈzaʊnd//rəˈzound/