Definition of resonant adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈrezənənt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈrezənənt//
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  1. 1(formal) (of sound) deep, clear and continuing for a long time a deep resonant voice
  2. 2(specialist) causing sounds to continue for a long time synonym resounding resonant frequencies
  3. 3(literary) having the power to bring images, feelings, memories, etc. into your mind a poem filled with resonant imagery Everything was resonant with new meaning.
  4. Word Originlate 16th cent.: from French résonnant or Latin resonant- ‘resounding’, from the verb resonare, from re- (expressing intensive force) + sonare ‘to sound’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: resonant