reverberation

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from the verb reverberate

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reverberation (plural reverberations)

  1. A violent oscillation or vibration
    The discomfort caused by the bat's reverberation surprised Tommy.
  2. An echo, or a series of overlapping echos
    The reverberation that followed Marylin's shout filled the cavern.
  3. The reflection of light or heat; a reflection in, or as though in, a mirror.
    Like the several reverberations of the same image from two opposite looking glasses.
  4. (plural) An evolving series of effects resulting from a particular event; a repercussion
    Reverberations from the Vietnam war affect our society to this day.
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