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verb [intransitive] reverberate pronunciation in American English /rɪˈvɜrbəˌreɪt/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyreverberate
he/she/itreverberates
present participlereverberating
past tensereverberated
past participlereverberated
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  1. 1
    if a sound reverberates, it is repeated many times as it hits two opposite surfaces
    A loud knocking on the door suddenly reverberated around the apartment.
  2. 2
    if something such as a room reverberates, it seems to shake slightly because of a loud sound that is repeated many times
    reverberate with: The room reverberated with the sound of her laughter.
  3. 3
    formal to have an effect that spreads over a wide area or lasts for a long time
    The country’s financial problems could reverberate throughout the global economy.

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