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res·o·nant

 (rĕz′ə-nənt)
adj.
1.
a. Strong and deep in tone; resounding: a resonant voice.
b. Having a lasting presence or effect; enduring: "Cranmer compiled the first Book of Common Prayer, writing some of the most resonant phrases in the English tongue" (Allen D. Boyer).
c. Strongly reminiscent; evocative: a monument that is resonant of the nation's past glory.
2. Producing or exhibiting resonance: resonant frequency excitation.
3. Resulting from or as if from resonance: resonant amplification.
n.
Linguistics A sonorant.

[Latin resonāns, resonant-, present participle of resonāre, to resound; see resound.]

res′o·nant·ly adv.

resonant

(ˈrɛzənənt)
adj
1. (of sound) resounding or re-echoing
2. producing or enhancing resonance, as by sympathetic vibration
3. characterized by resonance
ˈresonantly adv

res•o•nant

(ˈrɛz ə nənt)

adj.
1. resounding or echoing, as sounds.
2. deep and full of resonance: a resonant voice.
3. pertaining to resonance.
4. producing resonance; causing amplification or sustainment of sound.
5. made intensely significant, profound, or allusive: a land resonant with history.
6. pertaining to a system in a state of resonance.
n.
7. a speech sound produced without occlusion or audible friction, as a vowel or one of the voiced consonants or semivowels (m, n, ng, l, r, y, w) in English.
[1585–95; < Latin resonant-, s. of resonāns, present participle of resonāre to resound; see -ant]
res′o•nant•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.resonant - characterized by resonance; "a resonant voice"; "hear the rolling thunder"
reverberant - having a tendency to reverberate or be repeatedly reflected; "a reverberant room"; "the reverberant booms of cannon"
2.resonant - serving to bring to mind; "cannot forbear to close on this redolent literary note"- Wilder Hobson; "a campaign redolent of machine politics"
mindful, aware - bearing in mind; attentive to; "ever mindful of her health"; "mindful of his responsibilities"; "mindful of these criticisms, I shall attempt to justify my action"

resonant

adjective
1. sonorous, full, clear, rich, ringing, booming, vibrant, full-bodied He responded with a resonant laugh.
2. echoing, filled, resounding, reverberating, reverberant a hall, resonant with the sound of violins
3. expressive, evocative, indicative, suggestive, demonstrative, allusive resonant of the style of traditional Irish music

resonant

adjective
Having or producing a full, deep, or rich sound:
Translations
رنّان، طَنّان
znělýzvučný
zengõ
hljómmikill; endurómandi
rezonansas
skanīgs
çınlayan

resonant

[ˈrezənənt] ADJ [sound] → resonante

resonant

[ˈrɛzənənt] adj
[voice] → sonore; [room, cave] → qui résonne
(= evocative) [memories, image, speech] → évocateur/trice

resonant

adj
soundvoll; voiceklangvoll; laughschallend; roommit Resonanz; resonant with the sound of singing/a thousand voicesvon Gesang/vom Klang von tausend Stimmen erfüllt
(fig) to be resonant of somethingan etw (acc)erinnern; to be resonant with tradition/historyreich an Tradition/Geschichte sein

resonant

[ˈrɛzənənt] (frm) adj (sound) → risonante; (voice) → sonoro/a, risonante

resonant

(ˈrezənənt) adjective
(of sounds) loud; echoing; easily heard.
ˈresonance noun

resonant

a. resonante, que da un sonido vibrante a la percusión.
References in classic literature ?
This had become thoroughly her attitude by the time that, in my recital of the events of the night, I reached the point of what Miles had said to me when, after seeing him, at such a monstrous hour, almost on the very spot where he happened now to be, I had gone down to bring him in; choosing then, at the window, with a concentrated need of not alarming the house, rather that method than a signal more resonant.
Our descriptive words of this character have such a deep, strong, resonant sound, while their German equivalents do seem so thin and mild and energyless.
He lookd and saw a spacious Plaine, whereon Were Tents of various hue; by some were herds Of Cattel grazing: others, whence the sound Of Instruments that made melodious chime Was heard, of Harp and Organ; and who moovd Thir stops and chords was seen: his volant touch Instinct through all proportions low and high Fled and pursu'd transverse the resonant fugue.
As we approached, methought there issued from it a slight humming noise as from one of your Spaceland bluebottles, only less resonant by far, so slight indeed that even in the perfect stillness of the Vacuum through which we soared, the sound reached not our ears till we checked our flight at a distance from it of something under twenty human diagonals.
When he was within about fifty feet of me he unclasped an enormous metal armlet, and holding it toward me in the open palm of his hand, addressed me in a clear, resonant voice, but in a language, it is needless to say, I could not understand.
It was pitch dark; here and there a white gate or a white stone in the wall guided them for a short space across the night; but for the most part it was at a foot pace, and almost groping, that they picked their way through that resonant blackness to their solemn and isolated destination.
The resonant, laughing voices of these gorgeous maidens scared away the multitude of humming-birds, whose delicate wings wreathed with the mist of their vibration the tops of flowering bushes.
Like the life in some coast town that was once a watering-place, and is now a port, where the genteel streets are silent and grass-grown, and the docks and warehouses busy and resonant, the life at the Hall has changed its focus, and no longer radiates from the parlour, but from the kitchen and the farmyard.
And somehow the splendid common domicile, familiar, domestic, and resonant, also resembles a theater, with actors clicking over bridges and, in straggling processions, tripping along fondamentas.
And then suddenly, in the very dead of the night, there came a sound to my ears, clear, resonant, and unmistakable.
And I wanted to tell you that I DO feel you were right; and that I'm grateful to you," she ended, lifting her opera-glass quickly to her eyes as the door of the box opened and Beaufort's resonant voice broke in on them.
His voice, short, deep, and resonant, is not at all unlike the tones of the instrument to which he is devoted.