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re·ver·ber·ate / riˈvərbəˌrāt/ • v. [intr.] (of a loud noise) be repeated several times as an echo: her deep booming laugh reverberated around the room. ∎  (of a place) appear to vibrate or be disturbed because of a loud noise: the hall reverberated with gaiety and laughter. ∎  [tr.] archaic return or reecho (a sound): oft did the cliffs reverberate the sound. ∎  have continuing and serious effects: the statements by the professor reverberated through the capitol.DERIVATIVES: re·ver·ber·ant / -rənt/·ver·ber·ant·ly / -rəntlē/·ver·ber·a·tion / riˌvərbəˈrāshən/·ver·ber·a·tive / -rətiv/·ver·ber·a·tor / -ˌrātər/·ver·ber·a·to·ry / -rəˌtôrē/ adj.

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