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Topic: COLOURS AND SOUNDS

Date: 1400-1500
Language: Latin
Origin: , past participle of reverberare 'to hit back, repel', from verberare 'to hit'

reverberate

verb
     
re‧ver‧be‧rate [intransitive]
1C if a loud sound reverberates, it is heard many times as it is sent back from different surfaces [= echo]
reverberate through/around etc
The bang reverberated through the house.
2 if a room, building etc reverberates, it seems to shake because of a loud sound
reverberate with
The room reverberated with laughter.
3 if an event, action, or idea reverberates, it has a strong effect over a wide area and for a long time
reverberate through/around etc
The events of 9/11 will reverberate through history.
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