Meaning of resonant

res•o•nant

Pronunciation: (rez'u-nunt), [key]
— adj.
  1. resounding or echoing, as sounds: the resonant thundering of cannons being fired.
  2. deep and full of resonance: a resonant voice.
  3. pertaining to resonance.
  4. producing resonance; causing amplification or sustention of sound.
  5. pertaining to a system in a state of resonance, esp. with respect to sound.
—n.
  1. a vowel or a voiced consonant or semivowel that is neither a stop nor an affricate, as, in English, (m, ng, n, l, r, y, w).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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