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Definition of a sound:  deep and rich

or:  to evoke a sympathetic or reinforcing response by bringing feelings or memories to mind

or more generally:  when something has reinforcing effects
  • The sound resonates well in this theater.
resonates = has reinforcing effects (making it sound richer)
  • His story resonated with me because I once had a similar experience.
  • resonated = evoked a sympathetic or reinforcing response by bringing feelings or memories to mind
  • The guitar works by placing tight strings above a large hollow body that resonates the sounds the strings make.
  • resonates = reinforces (adding volume, richness, and depth)
  • The event is resonant of George Floyd's death.
  • resonant = brings to mind
  • She developed a distinctive songwriting and vocal style that would later resonate with audiences worldwide.
  • resonate = evoke a sympathetic or reinforcing response
  • In recent years, Jeanne has visited many dozens of schools, from California and Oregon to Texas and Washington, D.C., and she has discovered that, for readers of many backgrounds, the story of a young girl who finds herself separated from the larger society for reasons she does not yet understand can have a strong contemporary resonance.
    Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston  --  Farewell to Manzanar
  • resonance = impactful effect by bringing sympathetic or reinforcing feelings or memories to mind
  • 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
  • resonance = deep richness (of sound)
  • The resonant nasal tones of his voice became modified.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • resonant = deep and rich
  • 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:
    Madeleine L'Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • resonant = deep and rich
  • A deep resonant voice broke startlingly into the dialogue.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • resonant = deep and rich
  • You choose your behaviors based on their metaphorical resonances ....
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • resonances = bringing feelings and ideas to mind
  • "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
  • resonant = deep and rich
  • I was all awash in the metaphorical resonance of the empty playground in the hospital courtyard.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • resonance = feelings or ideas brought to mind
  • ...and at ten forty-seven and a half it was the deep, resonant voice of Mustapha Mond himself that sounded in his ears.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • resonant = deep and rich
  • Gus has taken to calling Caroline HULK SMASH, which resonates with the doctors.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • resonates = brings a shared feeling or belief to mind
  • The symbolic resonances are endless, Hazel Grace.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • resonances = feelings or ideas brought to mind
  • "Yes," and his voice suddenly took on a new resonance, he turned with a proud squaring of the shoulders, a proud, defiant lifting of the chin "to show that I'm a man..."
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • resonance = deep, rich sound
  • It's not like I had some utterly poignant, well-lit memory of a healthy father pushing a healthy child and the child saying higher higher higher or some other metaphorically resonant moment.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • resonant = bringing to mind a feeling or idea
  • I thought maybe it was how orchestrated the whole thing had been: Augustus was amazing, but he'd overdone everything at the picnic, right down to the sandwiches that were metaphorically resonant but tasted terrible and the memorized soliloquy that prevented conversation.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • resonant = bringing a feeling or idea to mind
  • He talked very quickly, with a flow of easy words and in a deep, resonant voice.
    Maugham, W. Somerset  --  Of Human Bondage

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