resounding

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

resound +‎ -ing.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɹɪˈzaʊn.dɪŋ/
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  • Rhymes: -aʊndɪŋ

NounEdit

resounding (plural resoundings)

  1. The action of the verb to resound
    • 2000, Harold Schechter, Nevermore, page 13:
      A tense hush — similar to those intervals of electrical stillness that separate the resoundings of a thunderstorm — fell upon the room.

AdjectiveEdit

resounding (comparative more resounding, superlative most resounding)

  1. Having a deep, rich sound; mellow and resonant.
  2. That causes reverberation.
    • 1912, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Lost World[1]:
      He suddenly gave her a resounding kiss, which embarrassed me even more than his violence had done.
  3. (by extension) Emphatic.
    Synonyms: huge, massive, tremendous
    We had a resounding win against the rival team.
    • 1963 February, “Nobody runs this railway, mate”, in Modern Railways, page 73:
      On this assessment, whatever one's personal criticisms, the Southern Region's booklet Want to Run a Railway? must be acknowledged a resounding success.
    • 2018 March 1, A. J. Goldmann, “Revolution’s the Rage in German Theaters. But Don’t Expect Utopia.”, in New York Times:
      Mr. Serra has managed to coax two legendary European actors out of retirement for the production: 79-year-old Ingrid Caven, Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s wife and muse, plays an exiled French duchess and notorious libertine, and 73-year-old Helmut Berger, who appeared in several of Luchino Visconti’s films, takes the role of a freethinking German duke. But despite the big names attached, “Liberté” is a resounding failure.
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Etymology 2Edit

resound +‎ -ing.

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VerbEdit

resounding

  1. present participle of resound