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- reverbate (rare)
- From Latin reverberātus, past participle of reverberō (“to rebound”), from re- and verberō (“to beat”).
- (intransitive) To ring or sound with many echos.
- 1959, Moore Raymond, Smiley Roams the Road, London: Hulton Press, page 131:
- It did not occur to him to be afraid of the vivid fork lightning or the loud thunder that reverberated down the valley.
- (intransitive) To have a lasting effect.
- 2014 November 17, Roger Cohen, “The horror! The horror! The trauma of ISIS [print version: International New York Times, 18 November 2014, p. 9]”, in The New York Times:
- What is unbearable, in fact, is the feeling, 13 years after 9/11, that America has been chasing its tail; that, in some whack-a-mole horror show, the quashing of a jihadi enclave here only spurs the sprouting of another there; that the ideology of Al Qaeda is still reverberating through a blocked Arab world whose Sunni-Shia balance (insofar as that went) was upended by the American invasion of Iraq.
- (intransitive) To repeatedly return.
- To return or send back; to repel or drive back; to echo, as sound; to reflect, as light, as light or heat.
- c. 1602, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Troylus and Cressida”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act III, scene iii]:
- who, like an arch, reverberates the voice again
- To send or force back; to repel from side to side.
- Flame is reverberated in a furnace.
- To fuse by reverberated heat.
- reverberated into glass
- (intransitive) To rebound or recoil.
- (intransitive) To shine or reflect (from a surface, etc.).
- (obsolete) To shine or glow (on something) with reflected light.
to ring with many echos
to rebound or recoil
to shire or reflect
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Translations to be checked
- John A. Simpson and Edward S. C. Weiner, editors (1989), “reverberate”, in The Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd edition, Oxford: Clarendon Press, →ISBN.
- c. 1601–1602, William Shakespeare, “Twelfe Night, or VVhat You VVill”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act I, scene v]:
- the reverberate hills
- Driven back, as sound; reflected.