Resound Re*sound" (r?*zound"), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Resounded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Resounding}.] [OE. resounen, OF. resoner, F. r['e]sonner, from L. resonare; pref. re- re- + sonare to sound, sonus sound. See {Sound} to make a noise.] 1. To sound loudly; as, his voice resounded far. [1913 Webster]

2. To be filled with sound; to ring; as, the woods resound with song. [1913 Webster]

3. To be echoed; to be sent back, as sound. ``Common fame . . . resounds back to them again.'' --South. [1913 Webster]

4. To be mentioned much and loudly. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

5. To echo or reverberate; to be resonant; as, the earth resounded with his praise. [1913 Webster]

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