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Definition of reverberate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they reverberate
    he / she / it reverberates
    past simple reverberated
    -ing form reverberating
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  1. 1[intransitive] (of a sound) to be repeated several times as it is reflected off different surfaces synonym echo Her voice reverberated around the canyon walls. The crash reverberated throughout the house.
  2. 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. 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.
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