Definition 2024





resoundingly (comparative more resoundingly, superlative most resoundingly)

  1. With a loud, resonant sound.
    The bells tolled resoundingly.
  2. (by extension) Emphatically, so as to be celebrated.
    The children resoundingly defeated the bully.


  • 1859 - Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities, Book II, chapter 6
    The corner has been mentioned as a wonderful corner for echoes; it had begun to echo so resoundingly to the tread of coming feet, that it seemed as though the very mention of that weary pacing to and fro had set it going.
  • 1909 - H. G. Wells, Ann Veronica, a modern love story, chapter XIII
    Then suddenly he seized a new preparation bottle that stood upon his table and contained the better part of a week's work—a displayed dissection of a snail, beautifully done—and hurled it across the room, to smash resoundingly upon the cemented floor under the bookcase;
  • 1939 - Robert E. Howard, Gates of Empire
    "Let him return and be damned!" shouted Giles, slapping Marge's fat haunch resoundingly. "He may be lord of the keep, but at present we are keepers of the cellar! More ale! Agnes, you little ****, another song!"
  • 1946Paramahansa Yogananda, Autobiography of a Yogi, ch. 5
    My heart needed no tutor for its recognitions, and cried its own "Bravos!" the more resoundingly because un-often summoned from silence.