reverberate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɹəˈvɜː(ɹ).bɜː(ɹ).eɪt/

Verb[edit]

reverberate (third-person singular simple present reverberates, present participle reverberating, simple past and past participle reverberated)

  1. (intransitive) to ring with many echos
  2. (intransitive) to have a lasting effect
  3. (intransitive) to repeatedly return
  4. To return or send back; to repel or drive back; to echo, as sound; to reflect, as light, as light or heat.
    • Shakespeare
      who, like an arch, reverberates the voice again
  5. To send or force back; to repel from side to side.
    Flame is reverberated in a furnace.
  6. To fuse by reverberated heat.
    • Sir Thomas Browne
      reverberated into glass
  7. (intransitive) to rebound or recoil
  8. (intransitive) to shine or reflect (from a surface, etc.)
  9. (obsolete) to shine or glow (on something) with reflected light

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Adjective[edit]

reverberate (comparative more reverberate, superlative most reverberate)

  1. reverberant
    • Shakespeare
      the reverberate hills
  2. Driven back, as sound; reflected.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Drayton to this entry?)

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Participle[edit]

reverberāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of reverberātus