Search Result for "reverberation":
1. the repetition of a sound resulting from reflection of the sound waves;
- Example: "she could hear echoes of her own footsteps"
[syn: echo, reverberation, sound reflection, replication]
2. a remote or indirect consequence of some action;
- Example: "his declaration had unforeseen repercussions"
- Example: "reverberations of the market crash were felt years later"
[syn: repercussion, reverberation]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Reverberation \Re*ver`ber*a"tion\, n. [CF. F. r['e]verb['e]ration.] The act of reverberating; especially, the act of reflecting light or heat, or reechoing sound; as, the reverberation of rays from a mirror; the reverberation of rays from a mirror; the reverberation of voices; the reverberation of heat or flame in a furnace. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
61 Moby Thesaurus words for "reverberation": acknowledgment, action and reaction, answer, answering, antiphon, automatic reaction, autonomic reaction, back answer, back talk, backchat, boom, booming, bounceback, comeback, echo, evasive reply, growl, growling, grumble, grumbling, predictable response, reaction, ready reply, reboation, rebound, receipt, reecho, reflection, reflex, reflex action, refluence, reflux, rejoinder, repartee, replication, reply, repost, rescript, rescription, resound, resounding, respondence, response, responsion, responsory, retort, retroaction, return, revulsion, riposte, rise, rumble, rumbling, short answer, snappy comeback, thunder, thundering, unthinking response, witty reply, witty retort, yes-and-no answer