resonant Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adjective satellite characterized by resonance
    resonating; resounding; reverberating; reverberative.
    • a resonant voice
    • hear the rolling thunder
  2. adjective satellite serving to bring to mind
    reminiscent; remindful; evocative; redolent.
    • cannot forbear to close on this redolent literary note"- Wilder Hobson
    • a campaign redolent of machine politics


Res"o*nant adjective
L. resonans, p. pr. of resonare to resound: cf. F. résonnant. See Resound.
  1. Returning, or capable of returning, sound; fitted to resound; resounding; echoing back.
    Through every hour of the golden morning, the streets were resonant with female parties of young and old. De Quincey.

Webster 1913