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re·ver·ber·a·tion

 (rĭ-vûr′bə-rā′shən)
n.
1.
a. The act of reverberating.
b. The condition of being reverberated.
2.
a. Something reverberated.
b. An echolike force or effect; a repercussion: Reverberations from the stock market crash were still being felt months later.

re•ver•ber•a•tion

(rɪˌvɜr bəˈreɪ ʃən)

n.
1. a reechoed sound.
2. the fact of being reverberated or reflected.
3. something that is reverberated.
4. an act or instance of reverberating.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.reverberation - the repetition of a sound resulting from reflection of the sound wavesreverberation - the repetition of a sound resulting from reflection of the sound waves; "she could hear echoes of her own footsteps"
reflectivity, reflexion, reflection - the ability to reflect beams or rays
re-echo - the echo of an echo
2.reverberation - a remote or indirect consequence of some action; "his declaration had unforeseen repercussions"; "reverberations of the market crash were felt years later"
consequence, effect, result, upshot, outcome, event, issue - a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon; "the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise"; "his decision had depressing consequences for business"; "he acted very wise after the event"

reverberation

noun
1. (usually plural) consequence, result, effect, event, outcome, repercussion, end result, upshot The statement is likely to have strong reverberations.
2. echo, ringing, resonance, resounding, vibration, re-echoing He heard the reverberation of the slammed door.

reverberation

noun
Repetition of sound via reflection from a surface:
Translations

reverberation

[rɪˌvɜːbəˈreɪʃən] N
1. [of sound] → retumbo m, eco m
2. reverberations (fig) [of news, protests etc] → consecuencias fpl
3. [of light] → reverberación f

reverberation

[rɪˌvɜːrbəˈreɪʃən]
n
[sound] → réverbération f
[light] → réverbération f
reverberations npl (= repercussions) [event, news] → répercussions fpl

reverberation

n (of sound)Widerhall m, → Nachhall m; (of light, heat)Zurückstrahlen nt, → Reflexion f

reverberation

[rɪˌvɜːbəˈreɪʃn] (frm) n (see vb) → rimbombo, ripercussione f
References in classic literature ?
With an unexpected reverberation in his voice Pierre rapidly began:
A field-piece was then discharged from the top of a neighboring hill, and gave birth to one long reverberation, which ran round the circle of mountains in an unbroken chain of sound and rolled away without a separate echo.
That this might be accomplished within the day was the explanation of the reverberation occurring so soon after midnight, the aim of the carters being to reach the door of the outgoing households by six o'clock, when the loading of their movables at once began.
A smart reverberation from the human echoes: "Smith
No severe or prolonged bodily illness followed this incident of the red-room; it only gave my nerves a shock of which I feel the reverberation to this day.
No sooner had the reverberation of my blows sunk into silence, than I was answered by a voice from within the tomb
Jeffrey Aspern had never been in it that I knew of; but some note of his voice seemed to abide there by a roundabout implication, a faint reverberation.
Silence gradually settled down under the influence of the impending storm: the thickened air actually seemed no longer adapted to the transmission of sound; the atmosphere appeared MUFFLED, and, like a room hung with tapestry, lost all its sonorous reverberation.
Now, for prudent, most wise, and economic reasons, the blacksmith's shop was in the basement of his dwelling, but with a separate entrance to it; so that always had the young and loving healthy wife listened with no unhappy nervousness, but with vigorous pleasure, to the stout ringing of her young-armed old husband's hammer; whose reverberations, muffled by passing through the floors and walls, came up to her, not unsweetly, in her nursery; and so, to stout Labor's iron lullaby, the blacksmith's infants were rocked to slumber.
No, it was man alone who had produced these reddish vapors, these gigantic flames worthy of a volcano itself, these tremendous vibrations resembling the shock of an earthquake, these reverberations rivaling those of hurricanes and storms; and it was his hand which precipitated into an abyss, dug by himself, a whole Niagara of molten metal!
Among the fallen rocks the breakers spouted and bellowed; loud reverberations, heavy sprays flying and falling, succeeded one another from second to second; and I saw myself, if I ventured nearer, dashed to death upon the rough shore or spending my strength in vain to scale the beetling crags.
We stood ready to count the astonishing clatter of reverberations.