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Meaning of reverberate

re•ver•ber•ate

Pronunciation: (v.ri-vûr'bu-rāt"adj.ri-vûr'bur-it), [key]
— v., adj. -at•ed, -at•ing,
—v.i.
  1. to reecho or resound: Her singing reverberated through the house.
  2. to be reflected many times, as sound waves from the walls of a confined space.
  3. to rebound or recoil.
  4. to be deflected, as flame in a reverberatory furnace.
—v.t.
  1. to echo back or reecho (sound).
  2. to cast back or reflect (light, heat, etc.).
  3. to subject to reflected heat, as in a reverberatory furnace.
—adj.
  1. reverberant.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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