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Noun: resonance  re-zu-nun(t)s
  1. An excited state of a stable particle causing a sharp maximum in the probability of absorption of electromagnetic radiation
     
  2. A vibration of large amplitude produced by a relatively small vibration near the same frequency of vibration as the natural frequency of the resonating system
     
  3. Having the character of a loud deep sound; the quality of being resonant
    - plangency, reverberance, ringing, sonorousness, sonority, vibrancy
     
  4. A relationship of mutual understanding or trust and agreement between people
    - rapport
     
  5. The quality imparted to voiced speech sounds by the action of the resonating chambers of the throat and mouth and nasal cavities

Derived forms: resonances

Type of: affinity, kinship, oscillation, physical phenomenon, quality, timber [non-standard], timbre, tone, vibration

Encyclopedia: Resonance