Definition of resonance noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈrezənəns//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈrezənəns//
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  1. 1[uncountable] (formal) (of sound) the quality of being resonant Her voice had a strange and thrilling resonance.
  2. 2 [countable, uncountable] (specialist) the sound or other vibration produced in an object by sound or vibrations of a similar frequency from another object
  3. 3[uncountable, countable] (formal) (in a piece of writing, music, etc.) the power to bring images, feelings, etc. into the mind of the person reading or listening; the images, etc. produced in this way
  4. Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French, from Latin resonantia ‘echo’, from resonare ‘resound’, from re- (expressing intensive force) + sonare ‘to sound’.
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