What does repercussion mean?

Definitions for repercussionˌri pərˈkʌʃ ən, ˌrɛp ər-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. repercussion, reverberation(noun)

    a remote or indirect consequence of some action

    "his declaration had unforeseen repercussions"; "reverberations of the market crash were felt years later"

  2. recoil, repercussion, rebound, backlash(noun)

    a movement back from an impact


  1. repercussion(Noun)

    A consequence or ensuing result of some action.

    You realize this little stunt of yours is going to have some pretty serious repercussions.

  2. Origin: From repercussio, from repercutio, from re- + percutio, from per- + quatio.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Repercussion(noun)

    the act of driving back, or the state of being driven back; reflection; reverberation; as, the repercussion of sound

  2. Repercussion(noun)

    rapid reiteration of the same sound

  3. Repercussion(noun)

    the subsidence of a tumor or eruption by the action of a repellent

  4. Repercussion(noun)

    in a vaginal examination, the act of imparting through the uterine wall with the finger a shock to the fetus, so that it bounds upward, and falls back again against the examining finger

  5. Origin: [L. repercussio: cf. F. rpercussion.]


  1. Repercussion

    Repercussion is the second album by The dB's. Like its predecessor, Stands for Decibels, the album was commercially unsuccessful but has since developed a cult following and is now arguably regarded as just as much of a classic as Stands for Decibels by both fans of power pop and rock fans in general. The band began recording the album after a brief tour in May, 1981. Chris Stamey and Peter Holsapple, the band's singers/guitarists, had enough material almost immediately to begin a new album. Stamey and Holsapple each ended up contributing six songs on the album. As was the case on the last album, Stamey's songs veered towards more experimental melodies and rhythms, while Holsapple's songs were more traditionally in a pop vein. The album was, like its predecessor, very modestly produced, but there was some evidence of growth in The dBs' recorded sound. The first track, Holsapple's "Living a Lie", featured a horn section and sounded not unlike an old soul record. The album was produced by Scott Litt, who gave the album a slightly deeper sound, utilizing things like reverb on the drums that weren't present in their debut. Lyrically, the album was also a bit more unorthodox. Stamey's song "Ask for Jill", for instance, was apparently about the process of mastering an album.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Repercussion

    rē-pėr-kush′un, n. a striking or driving back: reverberation: (mus.) frequent repetition of the same sound.—v.t. Repercuss′.—adj. Repercuss′ive, driving back: causing to reverberate. [L. repercussiore-, back, percutĕreper, through, quatĕre, to strike.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of repercussion in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of repercussion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Yasmine Ramachandra:

    The bigger repercussion is (Trump) validating these other people.

  2. Dean Angelo:

    People in New York know they’re going away if they get locked up with a gun. Here, it’s happened before and I’m back out. I make bond and I’m back out, there’s really no serious repercussion and I hope that changes.

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