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Definition of reverberation noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable, usually plural, uncountable] a loud noise that continues for some time after it has been produced because of the surfaces around it synonym echo The reverberations of the drum were still vibrating in the air. The house shook with the reverberation of the bomb.
  2. 2reverberations [plural] the effects of something that happens, especially unpleasant ones that spread among a large number of people synonym repercussion the political reverberations of the scandal
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