What does reverberation mean?

Definitions for reverberation
rɪˌvɜr bəˈreɪ ʃənre·ver·ber·a·tion

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word reverberation.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. echo, reverberation, sound reflection, replication(noun)

    the repetition of a sound resulting from reflection of the sound waves

    "she could hear echoes of her own footsteps"

  2. 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"


  1. reverberation(Noun)

    A violent oscillation or vibration

  2. reverberation(Noun)

    An echo, or a series of overlapping echos

  3. reverberation(Noun)

    The reflection of light or heat; a reflection in, or as though in, a mirror.

  4. reverberation(Noun)

    (plural) An evolving series of effects resulting from a particular event; a repercussion

  5. Origin: from the verb reverberate

Webster Dictionary

  1. Reverberation(noun)

    the act of reverberating; especially, the act of reflecting light or heat, or reechoing sound; as, the reverberation of rays from a mirror; the reverberation of rays from a mirror; the reverberation of voices; the reverberation of heat or flame in a furnace

  2. Origin: [CF. F. rverbration.]


  1. Reverberation

    Reverberation is the persistence of sound in a particular space after the original sound is produced. A reverberation, or reverb, is created when a sound is produced in an enclosed space causing a large number of echoes to build up and then slowly decay as the sound is absorbed by the walls and air. This is most noticeable when the sound source stops but the reflections continue, decreasing in amplitude, until they can no longer be heard. The length of this sound decay, or reverberation time, receives special consideration in the architectural design of large chambers, which need to have specific reverberation times to achieve optimum performance for their intended activity. In comparison to a distinct echo that is 50 to 100 ms after the initial sound, reverberation is many thousands of echoes that arrive in very quick succession. As time passes, the volume of the many echoes is reduced until the echoes cannot be heard at all.

How to pronounce reverberation?

  1. Alex
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How to say reverberation in sign language?

  1. reverberation


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of reverberation in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of reverberation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of reverberation in a Sentence

  1. Maurice Druon:

    Number is the Word but is not utterance it is wave and light, though no one sees it it is rhythm and music, though no one hears it. Its variations are limitless and yet it is immutable. Each form of life is a particular reverberation of Number.

  2. Srinivasan Sitaraman:

    I'm already beginning to see some statements from South Korea that seem to intimate that it might try to salvage the summit with Moon Jae-in up for re-election soon, and the immense domestic reverberation that the cancellation will bring.

  3. 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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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • Nachhall, Nachwirkung, Zurückschallen, Widerschallen, Zurückwerfen, Hall, Zurückschlagen, Widerspiegelung, Zurückwurf, Widerschein, Zurückstrahlen, Nachhallen, Widerklang, WiderhallGerman
  • répercussion, réflexion, contrecoup, echoFrench
  • प्रतिध्वनिHindi
  • weerklank, terugslag, echo, repercussie, weerkaatsingDutch
  • о́тзвук, ревербера́ция, отраже́ниеRussian

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