- 1[intransitive] (of a sound) to be repeated several times as it is reflected off different surfaces synonym echo Her voice reverberated around the hall. The crash reverberated through the house.
- 2[intransitive] reverberate (with/to something) (of a place) to seem to shake because of a loud noise The hall reverberated with the sound of music and dancing.
- 3[intransitive] (formal) to have a strong effect on people for a long time or over a large area Repercussions of the case continue to reverberate through the financial world. Word Origin late 15th cent. (in the sense ‘drive or beat back’): from Latin reverberat-
BrE BrE//rɪˈvɜːbəreɪt//; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈvɜːrbəreɪt//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they reverberate
BrE BrE//rɪˈvɜːbəreɪt//; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈvɜːrbəreɪt//he / she / it reverberates
BrE BrE//rɪˈvɜːbəreɪts//; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈvɜːrbəreɪts//past simple reverberated
BrE BrE//rɪˈvɜːbəreɪtɪd//; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈvɜːrbəreɪtɪd//past participle reverberated
BrE BrE//rɪˈvɜːbəreɪtɪd//; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈvɜːrbəreɪtɪd//-ing form reverberating
BrE BrE//rɪˈvɜːbəreɪtɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈvɜːrbəreɪtɪŋ//