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RESOUND', v.t. s as z. [L. resono; re and sono, to sound.]

1. To send back sound; to echo.

And Albion's cliffs resound the rural lay.

2. To sound; to praise or celebrate with the voice or the sound of instruments.

3. To praise; to extol with sounds; to spread the fame of.

The man for wisdom;s various arts renown'd, long exercis'd in woes, O muse, resound.

RESOUND', v.i.

1. To be echoed; to be sent back, as sound; as, common fame resounds back to them.

2. To be much and loudly mentioned.



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RESOUND', v.t. s as z. [L. resono; re and sono, to sound.]

1. To send back sound; to echo.

And Albion's cliffs resound the rural lay.

2. To sound; to praise or celebrate with the voice or the sound of instruments.

3. To praise; to extol with sounds; to spread the fame of.

The man for wisdom;s various arts renown'd, long exercis'd in woes, O muse, resound.

RESOUND', v.i.

1. To be echoed; to be sent back, as sound; as, common fame resounds back to them.

2. To be much and loudly mentioned.

RE-SOUND', n. [s as z.]

Return of sound; echo. – Beaum.


RE-SOUND', v.i.

  1. To be echoed; to be sent back, as sound; as, common fame resounds back to them. – South.
  2. To be much and loudly mentioned. – Milton.

RE-SOUND', v.t. [s as z. L. resono; re and sono, to sound; Fr. resonner; It. risuonare; Sp. resonar.]

  1. To send back sound; to echo. And Albion's cliffs resound the rural lay. – Pope.
  2. To sound; to praise or celebrate with the voice or the sound of instruments. – Milton.
  3. To praise; to extol with sounds; to spread the fame of. The man for wisdom's various arts renown'd, / Long exercis'd in woes, O muse, resound. – Pope.

RE'SOUND, v.t. [re and sound; with the accent on the first syllable.]

To sound again. – Jones.


Re-sound"
  1. To sound again or anew.
  2. To sound loudly; as, his voice resounded far.
  3. To throw back, or return, the sound of; to echo; to reverberate.

    Albion's cliffs resound the rur(?)(?)ay. Pope.

  4. Return of sound; echo.

    Beaumont.
  5. To be filled with sound; to ring; as, the woods resound with song.
  6. To praise or celebrate with the voice, or the sound of instruments; to extol with sounds; to spread the fame of.

    The man for wisdom's various arts renowned,
    Long exercised in woes, O muse, resound.
    Pope.

    Syn. -- To echo; reëcho; reverberate; sound.

  7. To be echoed; to be sent back, as sound.

    "Common fame . . . resounds back to them again." South.
  8. To be mentioned much and loudly.

    Milton.
  9. To echo or reverberate; to be resonant; as, the earth resounded with his praise.
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Resound

RESOUND', verb transitive s as z. [Latin resono; re and sono, to sound.]

1. To send back sound; to echo.

And Albion's cliffs resound the rural lay.

2. To sound; to praise or celebrate with the voice or the sound of instruments.

3. To praise; to extol with sounds; to spread the fame of.

The man for wisdom; s various arts renown'd, long exercis'd in woes, O muse, resound

RESOUND', verb intransitive

1. To be echoed; to be sent back, as sound; as, common fame resounds back to them.

2. To be much and loudly mentioned.

RE'SOUND, verb transitive [re and sound; with the accent on the first syllable.] To sound again.

RESOUND', noun s as z. Return of sound; echo.

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