verb (used without object)
- to echo or ring with sound, as a place.
- to make an echoing sound, or sound loudly, as a metallic object: A gong resounded.
- to ring or be echoed, as sounds.
- to be celebrated or notably important: His name resounds in the pages of history.
verb (used with object)
- to reecho (a sound).
- to give forth or utter loudly.
- to proclaim loudly (praise, disapproval, etc.).
verb (used with or without object)
- to sound again.
- to ring or echo with sound; reverberatethe hall resounded with laughter
- to make a prolonged echoing noisethe trumpet resounded
- (of sounds) to echo or ring
- to be widely famoushis achievements resounded throughout India
- 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.