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res·o·nant

resonant

 
pronunciation:
re z nnt
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: echoing.
Our footsteps were resonant in the empty room.
synonyms:
echoing
similar words:
booming, clanging, ringing
definition 2: full and deep in sound.
The resonant sound of the foghorn could be heard for miles.
synonyms:
rich
similar words:
bass, booming, deep, hollow
definition 3: causing sound to be louder or last longer.
The music hall was built to be resonant.
synonyms:
echoing
similar words:
hollow, reflecting, ringing
derivation: resonantly (adv.)
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The word resonant contains the following parts:
son Latin root that means sound
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synonyms:
phon, phono, -phone, -phony
 
-ant, -ent Latin adjective- and noun-forming suffix that means (in adjectives) doing the action denoted by the verb root; (in nouns) one who or that which does the action denoted by the verb root.
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The suffix -ant , -ent forms adjectives and, to a much lesser extent, nouns from Latin verb stems such as fid in confident and stud in student . This suffix is the equivalent in Latin of the "-ing" inflection in English. Many adjectives ending in -ant , -ent have a corresponding noun ending in -ance, -ence, -ancy, -ency.