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The sound resonates well in this theater.
  of a sound:  deep and rich

or:  bringing to mind — especially feelings or memories

or more generally:  when something has reinforcing effects
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resonance resonant resonated resonating resonate resonates resonances resonantly resonation
Strongly Associated with:   reverberate
For example, when an initial sound vibrates objects that add to the sound, or when a story kindles sympathetic memories and feelings in those who hear it.
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  • The sound resonates well in this theater.
  • His story resonated with me because I once had a similar experience.
  • She begins to tap her finger against it in a repetitive motion, resonating the sound of a heartbeat.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Slammed
  • She had a bottom-of-a-well voice, deep and strangely resonant.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl

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  • The bassist, Damien Ghilotti, was in New Zealand, was a studio engineer now, but was happy to kndw that "Puking Sally" was still resonating with the flu-ridden.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • I couldn’t believe those words had come out of my mouth, but as soon as they were spoken I felt the truth of them, resonating in me loud as a bell.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • His voice sounding with strange resonance, as if it were an order to be obeyed.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • He spoke slowly and resonantly.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • She forced these words to resonate, to stick.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • It resonates best with Celestial bronze.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo

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  • …second coil and that meant he could take that arm and bring it to the aid of the other arm and now he was yelling it out, "You’re not going anywhere until I know those rhymes" and the sound of his own voice was really very impressive, deep and resonant, and who was this snake anyway, getting in the path of Fezzik when there were rhymes to learn, and by this time not only were both arms free of the bottom three coils but he was furious at the interruption and his hands grabbed toward…
    William Goldman  --  The Princess Bride
  • The deep, booming sound resonated in my chest.
    Gail Carson Levine  --  Ella Enchanted
  • The resonant voice rose and the words seemed to be all around them so that Meg felt that she could almost reach out and touch them: "Sing unto the Lord a new song, and his praise from the end of the earth, ye that go down to the sea, and all that is therein; the isles, and the inhabitants thereof.
    Madeleine L’Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • I loved hearing the prayers resonate throughout the building.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • She would never have heard Vivian’s story, with all its resonance to her own.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • "What you need to learn, children," she always said, in her resonant, precise voice, "is the difference between right and wrong in every area of life.
    Jeanne DuPrau  --  The City of Ember
  • The event organizers may not have been thinking about four boys from a ghetto high school, but the words resonated.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • There was always one photo that resonated above the others, and I’d point it out and she’d make me a copy.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • The kids loved the resonant, stirring quality of the phrase You are there.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • Then there was a moment’s silence, resonant, baffling.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • I say I favor a chronological approach, but Charna has other ideas; she wants things to go together tonally and resonate and make statements that amplify one another.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • Her voice resonated across the landscape, shaking the bedrock under Jason’s feet.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • The air resonated with the boy’s low laughter.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • But though it was the most resonant and real-seeming thing that had happened in a long time, I didn’t want to spoil it by talking about it, especially not with him.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Some flashing name resonating with a culpability even the families didn’t recognize.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • The train whistle blares, the sound resonating in my chest.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • "You called?" he asked, making his voice deep and resonant so that he sounded like Count Dracula.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • His voice was resonant, and strangely familiar.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • "They’ll be granted immunity!" I feel myself rising from my chair, my voice full and resonant.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • In the distance, loud booms resonated and sudden plumes of smoke rose to the sky.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • As the blood clears, I can see where every stroke of the lash landed and feel it resonate in the single cut on my face.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • After a pause it spoke to them in a voice rich, resonant and deep.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • When I recollect her, I see a long list of colors, but it’s the three in which I saw her in the flesh that resonate the most.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • It spoke English words, but the resonant clarity of each syllable made it sound like a new language spoken for the first time.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • He would later be told that it was the metal in his fillings resonating with the radioactivity of the bomb.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • And then suddenly, in the very dead of the night, there came a sound to my ears, clear, resonant, and unmistakable.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • Infinite sadness resonated in his voice.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • Starlight sparkled in the barbed wire, and there were curious reflections and layerings of shadow, and the big white moon added resonance.
    Tim O’Brien  --  The Things They Carried
  • These were evidently empty by the ease with which the Slovaks handled them, and by their resonance as they were roughly moved.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • As she spoke, her accented English resonated off the tile walls, giving her voice a hollow quality.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • He took over as head coach for the Valiants in 2003, and drew on his own life experience, emphasizing confidence building and discipline, a style that resonated with both players and parents.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • His voice was a quivery hum that resonated along his front blade.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • The resonant nasal tones of his voice became modified.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • A deep resonant voice broke startlingly into the dialogue.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • Look: when I was working on missiles, we dealt with something called ’resonant yaw.’
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • From beyond the low hills across the water came the dull resonance of distant guns and a remote weird crying.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • She stood listening to the alternating timbres and resonances of the men’s voices.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • The killer’s voice resonated in Langdon’s mind.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Thud, thud, thud, came the drum with a vibrating resonance, and for the moment I did not notice two urchins stopping at the railings by me.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • Very little receptivity to the resonances of the future.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
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