What is another word for reverberation?

Pronunciation: [ɹɪvˌɜːbəɹˈe͡ɪʃən] (IPA)

Reverberation refers to the persistent sound created by reflections in an enclosed space. Some of the synonyms for this word include echo, resonance, vibration, ringing, and repetition. Echo is a word frequently used for the delayed reflection of sound from a surface. Resonance indicates a gradual increase in sound amplitude through repeated oscillations. Vibration signifies an ongoing rhythmic motion and periodic oscillation. Ringing signifies a clear and persistent sound. Repetition suggests a recurring sound event. Each of these words describes a different aspect of the action of sound reflection, but they all capture the essence of the reverberation phenomena.

Synonyms for Reverberation:

What are the hypernyms for Reverberation?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Reverberation

"You will have already graciously noted by the acceptance of my poor card that it is the Duke of Salolja, Hereditary Grand Sword Bearer to his Most Gracious Majesty the King of Spain, Lord Keeper of the Royal Vaults, Duke also of Oswalta, Marques of Risposta, with many other titles and offices, and a Grandee of Spain,"-at the recital of each succeeding dignity he raised his voice till at the culminating title the reverberation made the glass rattle-"who has the honour to address your grace."
"A Poached Peerage"
William Magnay
The same sacred words consigned them both to their last bed; the same second of time heard the dank reverberation that pronounced "earth" had returned "to earth."
"The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II)"
Charles James Lever
The air was remorselessly still as though the world were cased in iron; somewhere deep within its silence, its heart might yet be beating, but the depths hid its reverberation.
Hugh Walpole

Famous quotes with Reverberation

  • I have been using delay and reverberation since the middle 1960s. I use them to make what is almost inaudible to the ear, audible. I do not use them to play loudly but to make the higher harmonics heard.
    Bill Dixon
  • Look at any inspired painting. It's like a gong sounding; it puts you in a state of reverberation.
    Philip Guston
  • The horror of the Twentieth Century was the size of each new event, and the paucity of its reverberation.
    Norman Mailer
  • The horror of the Twentieth Century was the size of each new event, and the paucity of its reverberation.
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  • The writing of a poem is like a child throwing stones into a mineshaft. You compose first, then you listen for the reverberation.
    James Fenton

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