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Definition of resonance:

  1. A prolongation or increase of any sound, either by reflection, as in a cavern or apartment the walls of which are not distant enough to return a distinct echo, or by the production of vibrations in other bodies, as a sounding- board, or the bodies of musical instruments.
  2. An electric phenomenon corresponding to that of acoustic resonance, due to the existance of certain relations of the capacity, inductance, resistance, and frequency of an alternating circuit.
  3. The act of resounding; the quality or state of being resonant.


reverberance, fullness, ring, ringing, sonority, plangency, noise, rapport, depth, sonorousness, vibrancy, tintinnabulation.

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