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Definition of "reverberant" [re•ver•ber•ant]

  • Having a tendency to reverberate. (adjective)
  • Characterized by reverberation; resounding. (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 "reverberant" in a sentence
  • "It is unwise to destroy the proper reverberant acoustical setting for worship in deference to highly infrequent noisy behavior."
  • "Along with more conventional renovations, that sum was necessary for an overhaul of the space's raw, intensely reverberant interior—which includes a dramatic, 40-foot-high vaulted ceiling—not only to enhance listening quality, but to protect neighbors living on the floors above in what are now condominiums developed by Two Trees Management Company."
  • "His signature sound — pungent, almost mournfully low and reverberant — is one of the most readily identifiable in jazz today."