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REVERBERATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does reverberation mean? 

REVERBERATION (noun)
  The noun REVERBERATION has 2 senses:

1. the persistence of a sound after its source has stopped
2. a remote or indirect consequence of some action

  Familiarity information: REVERBERATION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


REVERBERATION (noun)


Sense 1reverberation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The persistence of a sound after its source has stopped

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

echo; reverberation; sound reflection; replication

Hypernyms ("reverberation" is a kind of...):

reflection; reflectivity; reflexion (the ability to reflect beams or rays)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "reverberation"):

re-echo (the echo of an echo)


Sense 2reverberation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A remote or indirect consequence of some action

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural phenomena

Synonyms:

repercussion; reverberation

Context examples:

his declaration had unforeseen repercussions / reverberations of the market crash were felt years later

Hypernyms ("reverberation" is a kind of...):

consequence; effect; event; issue; outcome; result; upshot (a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon)


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