reverberating


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re·ver·ber·ate

 (rĭ-vûr′bə-rāt′)
v. re·ver·ber·at·ed, re·ver·ber·at·ing, re·ver·ber·ates
v.intr.
1. To resound in a succession of echoes; reecho: Thunder reverberated in the mountains. See Synonyms at echo.
2. To be filled with loud or echoing sound: The theater reverberated with the speaker's voice.
3. To have a prolonged or continuing effect: Those talks with his teacher reverberated throughout his life.
4. To be repeatedly reflected, as sound waves, heat, or light.
v.tr.
1. To reecho (a sound).
2. To reflect (heat or light) repeatedly.
3. To subject (a metal, for example) to treatment in a reverberatory furnace.

[Latin reverberāre, reverberāt-, to repel : re-, re- + verberāre, to beat (from verber, whip; see wer- in Indo-European roots).]

re·ver′ber·a·tive (-bə-rā′tĭv, -bər-ə-) adj.
re·ver′ber·a·tive·ly adv.
re·ver′ber·a·tor n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.reverberating - 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"
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A broken spray of pine needles rustled along the roof, or a pine cone dropped with a quick reverberating tap-tap that for an instant startled her.
This was made evident, one day, when a political procession, with hundreds of flaunting banners, and drums, fifes, clarions, and cymbals, reverberating between the rows of buildings, marched all through town, and trailed its length of trampling footsteps, and most infrequent uproar, past the ordinarily quiet House of the Seven Gables.
Some considerating touch of humanity was in him; for at times like these, he usually abstained from patrolling the quarter-deck; because to his wearied mates, seeking repose within six inches of his ivory heel, such would have been the reverberating crack and din of that bony step, that their dreams would have been of the crunching teeth of sharks.
At the end of the passage, while the bell was still reverberating, I found Sarah Pocket: who appeared to have now become constitutionally green and yellow by reason of me.
Greek] was the one through which the main entrance passed, and which was hence "noisy," or reverberating.
And now, again, the clock of the Old South threw its voice of ages on the breeze, knolling the hourly knell of the Past, crying out far and wide through the multitudinous city, and filling our ears, as we sat in the dusky chamber, with its reverberating depth of tone.
And then all three of the speakers gave a great shout, which communicated electricity to the crowd, and called forth a roar from a thousand voices, that went reverberating for miles among the mountains, until you might have supposed that the Great Stone Face had poured its thunder-breath into the cry.
Such was the red brilliancy of these lamps that they appeared to build walls of fire on both sides of the track, between which we held our course at lightning speed, while a reverberating thunder filled the Valley with its echoes.
This effect was the dim reverberating tinkle as of some far-off bell hung who should say where?
Miranha or Amajuaca cannibals," said Challenger, jerking his thumb towards the reverberating wood.
My only answer was my own voice reverberating in a rolling echo from the cliffs around me.
It was a sombre snowy afternoon, and the gas-lamps were lit in the big reverberating station.