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resonance

If you have a loud, deep voice, then your voice has resonance, and if your words are powerful and meaningful, then your words have resonance, too. Something with resonance has a deep tone or a powerful lasting effect.

Resonance is the quality of being “resonant,” which can mean “strong and deep in tone” or “having a lasting effect.” If your voice has resonance, you might consider a profession that involves public speaking. Perhaps you'll become a politician and deliver speeches that have a lasting effect, or resonance, with your audience. Rooms that intensify sound, like many gymnasiums, can also be said to have resonance.

Definitions of resonance
  1. noun
    having the character of a loud deep sound; the quality of being resonant
    synonyms: plangency, reverberance, ringing, sonority, sonorousness, vibrancy
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    type of:
    quality, timber, timbre, tone
    (music) the distinctive property of a complex sound (a voice or noise or musical sound)
  2. noun
    the quality imparted to voiced speech sounds by the action of the resonating chambers of the throat and mouth and nasal cavities
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    type of:
    quality, timber, timbre, tone
    (music) the distinctive property of a complex sound (a voice or noise or musical sound)
  3. noun
    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
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    type of:
    oscillation, vibration
    (physics) a regular periodic variation in value about a mean
  4. noun
    a relationship of mutual understanding or trust and agreement between people
    synonyms: rapport
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    type of:
    affinity, kinship
    a close connection marked by community of interests or similarity in nature or character
  5. noun
    an excited state of a stable particle causing a sharp maximum in the probability of absorption of electromagnetic radiation
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    types:
    nuclear resonance
    the resonance absorption of a gamma ray by a nucleus identical to the nucleus that emitted the gamma ray
    magnetic resonance
    resonance of electrons or atoms or molecules or nuclei to radiation frequencies as a result of space quantization in a magnetic field
    NMR, nuclear magnetic resonance, proton magnetic resonance
    resonance of protons to radiation in a magnetic field
    type of:
    physical phenomenon
    a natural phenomenon involving the physical properties of matter and energy
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