reverberate, a. [L. reverberatus, p. p. of reverberare to strike back, repel; pref. re- re- + verberare to lash, whip, beat, fr. verber a lash, whip, rod.].
reverberate, v. t.
To return or send back; to repel or drive back; to echo, as sound; to reflect, as light, as light or heat. [1913 Webster
"Who, like an arch, reverberates
The voice again."
To send or force back; to repel from side to side; as, flame is reverberated in a furnace. [1913 Webster]
Hence, to fuse by reverberated heat. Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster]
reverberate, v. i.
To resound; to echo. [1913 Webster]
To be driven back; to be reflected or repelled, as rays of light; to be echoed, as sound. [1913 Webster]
1 a intr. (of sound, light, or heat) be returned or echoed or reflected repeatedly. b tr. return (a sound etc.) in this way.
2 intr. (of a story, rumour, etc.) be heard much or repeatedly.
reverberating furnace a furnace constructed to throw heat back on to the substance exposed to it.
reverberant adj. reverberantly adv. reverberation n. reverberative adj. reverberator n. reverberatory adj.
L reverberare (as RE-, verberare lash f. verbera (pl.) scourge)
acknowledge, answer, answer back, be reflected, be sent back, boom, bounce back, come again, come back, come back at, come up again, echo, echo back, flash back, give acknowledgment, give answer, go back, keep coming, react, reappear, rebound, recur, reecho, rejoin, reoccur, repeat, reply, resound, respond, resume, retort, return, return answer, return for answer, revert, riposte, roll, rumble, say, say in reply, send back, shoot back, sound, talk back
recoil, react, spring back, fly back, bounce back, bound back, rebound, reverberate
, repercuss, recalcitrate, echo, ricochet.
, reecho, resonate, ring, jingle, gingle, chink, clink, tink, tinkle, chime, gurgle, plash, goggle, echo, ring in the ear.