Resonant Res"o*nant (-nant), a. [L. resonans, p. pr. of resonare to resound: cf. F. r['e]sonnant. See {Resound}.] 1. Returning, or capable of returning, sound; fitted to resound; resounding; echoing back. [1913 Webster]

Through every hour of the golden morning, the streets were resonant with female parties of young and old. --De Quincey. [1913 Webster]

2. (Elec.) Adjusted as to dimensions (as an electric circuit) so that currents or electric surgings are produced by the passage of electric waves of a given frequency. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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