v. re·sound·ed, re·sound·ing, re·sounds
1. To make a loud, prolonged, or reverberating sound: The judge's gavel resounded in the courtroom. See Synonyms at echo.
2. To be filled with sound; reverberate: The schoolyard resounded with the laughter of children.
3. To be talked about, celebrated, or extolled: news that resounded throughout the nation.
1. To send back (sound).
2. To utter or emit loudly.
3. To celebrate or praise, as in verse or song.
[Alteration (influenced by SOUND1) of Middle English resounen, from Old French resoner, from Latin resonāre : re-, re- + sonāre, to sound; see swen- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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