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rɪˈvɜr bər əntre·ver·ber·ant

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. reverberantadjective

    having a tendency to reverberate or be repeatedly reflected

    "a reverberant room"; "the reverberant booms of cannon"


  1. reverberantadjective

    Turned up sigmoidally, with the end pointing outward; reboundant.

  2. reverberantadjective

    Tending to reverberate

    His snoring was reverberant.

  3. Etymology: Either from the reverberant (the present participle of reverberer) or from the reverberans (the present participle of reverbero); compare the réverbérant, the riverberante, the reverberante, and the reverberante.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Reverberantadjective

    Resounding; beating back. The reading in the following passage should be, I think, reverberant.

    Etymology: reverberans, Lat.

    Hollow your name to the reverberate hills,
    And make the babbling gossip of the air
    Cry out, Olivia! William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night.


  1. reverberant

    Reverberation (also known as reverb), in acoustics, is a persistence of sound, after a sound is produced. Reverberation is created when a sound or signal is reflected causing numerous reflections to build up and then decay as the sound is absorbed by the surfaces of objects in the space – which could include furniture, people and air. This is most noticeable when the sound source stops but the reflections continue, their amplitude decreasing, until zero is reached. Reverberation is frequency dependent: the length of the decay, or reverberation time, receives special consideration in the architectural design of spaces which need to have specific reverberation times to achieve optimum performance for their intended activity. In comparison to a distinct echo, that is detectable at a minimum of 50 to 100 ms after the previous sound, reverberation is the occurrence of reflections that arrive in a sequence of less than approximately 50 ms. As time passes, the amplitude of the reflections gradually reduces to non-noticeable levels. Reverberation is not limited to indoor spaces as it exists in forests and other outdoor environments where reflection exists. Reverberation occurs naturally when a person sings, talks, or plays an instrument acoustically in a hall or performance space with sound-reflective surfaces. Reverberation is applied artificially by using reverb effects, which simulate reverb through means including echo chambers, vibrations sent through metal, and digital processing.Although reverberation can add naturalness to recorded sound by adding a sense of space, it can also reduce speech intelligibility, especially when noise is also present. People with hearing loss, including users of hearing aids, frequently report difficulty in understanding speech in reverberant, noisy situations. Reverberation is also a significant source of mistakes in automatic speech recognition. Dereverberation is the process of reducing the level of reverberation in a sound or signal.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Reverberantadjective

    having the quality of reverberation; reverberating

  2. Etymology: [L. reverberans, p. pr. : cf. F. rverbrant. See Reverberate.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of reverberant in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of reverberant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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