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English noun: reverberation

1. reverberation (attribute) the repetition of a sound resulting from reflection of the sound waves


SamplesShe could hear echoes of her own footsteps.


Synonymsecho, replication, sound reflection


Broader (hypernym)reflection, reflectivity, reflexion


Narrower (hyponym)re-echo

2. reverberation (phenomenon) a remote or indirect consequence of some action


SamplesHis declaration had unforeseen repercussions.
Reverberations of the market crash were felt years later.


Synonymsrepercussion


Broader (hypernym)consequence, effect, event, issue, outcome, result, upshot









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