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Definition of "resonant" []

  • Strong and deep in tone; resounding: a resonant voice. (adjective)
  • 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). (adjective)
  • Strongly reminiscent; evocative: a monument that is resonant of the nation's past glory. (adjective)
  • Producing or exhibiting resonance: resonant frequency excitation. (adjective)
  • Resulting from or as if from resonance: resonant amplification. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "resonant" in a sentence
  • "Yes, it is a noun denoting a room and its purpose, but more than that, it is a word resonant with symbolism."
  • "Hence, there are enough cultural references to make the title resonant and viable."
  • "Says al-Qaeda will deny them “justice” — again, a term resonant among Muslims."