verb (used without object)

  1. to echo or ring with sound, as a place.
  2. to make an echoing sound, or sound loudly, as a metallic object: A gong resounded.
  3. to ring or be echoed, as sounds.
  4. to be celebrated or notably important: His name resounds in the pages of history.

verb (used with object)

  1. to reecho (a sound).
  2. to give forth or utter loudly.
  3. to proclaim loudly (praise, disapproval, etc.).

verb (used with or without object)

  1. to sound again.

verb (intr)

  1. to ring or echo with sound; reverberatethe hall resounded with laughter
  2. to make a prolonged echoing noisethe trumpet resounded
  3. (of sounds) to echo or ring
  4. to be widely famoushis achievements resounded throughout India


  1. to sound or cause to sound again

late 14c., resownen, from Old French resoner “reverberate” (12c., Modern French résonner), from Latin resonare “sound again, resound, echo,” from re- “back, again” (see re-) + sonare “to sound” (see sonata). Spelling influenced from mid-15c. by sound (v.). Related: Resounded; resounding.

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