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Definition of resonance noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[uncountable] (formal) (of sound) the quality of being resonant the strange and thrilling resonance of her voice
  2. 2[countable, uncountable] (technology) 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
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