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From Latin reboō (bellow, resound).


reboant (comparative more reboant, superlative most reboant)

  1. (chiefly poetic) That reverberates or resounds loudly.
    • 19th C, Alfred Tennyson, Supposed Confessions, The Collected Poems of Alfred Lord Tennyson, 1994, page 15,
      What if / Thou pleadest still, and seest me drive / Through utter dark a full-sail'd skiff, / Unpiloted i' the echoing dance / Of reboant whirlwinds, stooping low / Unto the death, not sunk!
    • 1947, Malcolm Lowry, Under the Volcano, Page 43,
      ...this scrolled silver rim of wash striking the shore first in the distance, then spreading all along the curve of the beach, its growing thunder and commotion now joined to the diminishing thunder of the train, and now breaking reboant on our beach...
    • 1990, Richard Hoard, James Wright: “The Body Wakes to Burial”, Peter Stitt, Frank Graziano (editors), Under Discussion: James Wright: The Heart of the Light, page 271,
      The fragmentary poems in The Branch Will Not Break afford many analogies to this kind of poem, in which the energy of constatation is not allowed to run out into verse, into some kind of normative, reboant movement, but is instead checked, baffled, splintered: [] .
    • 2009, Jesse Kellerman, Sunstroke, unnumbered page,
      She expected reboant halls and a ghoulishly scarred Slavic dwarf on call to fetch brains or whatever the mad scientist-in-chief wanted.

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  1. third-person plural present active indicative of reboō