Definition of reverberate:
- Driven back, as sound; reflected.
- Hence, to fuse by reverberated heat.
- To be driven back; to be reflected or repelled, as rays of light; to be echoed, as sound.
- To resound; to echo.
- To return or send back; to repel or drive back; to echo, as sound; to reflect, as light, as light or heat.
- To send or force back; to repel from side to side; as, flame is reverberated in a furnace.
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As the coach drew up at the west door of the Abbey, and Monsignor stepped out with his robes about him, he heard, like a ground- bass to the ecstatic pealing of the bells overhead, the great roar of welcome roll out over the wide space, reverberate back from Westminster Hall and the Government Buildings opposite, and die down into heart- shaking silence again, as the vermilion flash was seen at the Abbey doors.- "Dawn of All", Robert Hugh Benson.
Moreover, the thoughts and words in which the contemplative expresses his sense of love and dedication reverberate as it were in the depths of the instinctive mind, now in this quietude thrown open to these influences: and the instinctive mind, as we have already seen, is the home of character and of habit formation.- "The Life of the Spirit and the Life of To-day", Evelyn Underhill.
It had been easier to say than she had imagined, and her voice held its clear note till the end; but when she had ceased, the whole room began to reverberate with her words, and through the clashing they made in her brain she felt a sudden uncontrollable longing that they should provoke in him a cry of protest, of resistance.- "The Fruit of the Tree", Edith Wharton.