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Meaning of reverberation

re•ver•ber•a•tion

Pronunciation: (ri-vûr"bu-rā'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. a reechoed sound.
  2. the fact of being reverberated or reflected.
  3. something that is reverberated: Reverberations from the explosion were felt within a six-mile radius.
  4. an act or instance of reverberating.
  5. the persistence of a sound after its source has stopped, caused by multiple reflection of the sound within a closed space.
  6. the act or process of subjecting something to reflected heat, as in a reverberatory furnace.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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