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reverberation (n.)

late 14c., reverberacioun, "reflection of light or heat, repercussion of air," from Old French reverberacion "great flash of light; intense quality" and directly from Medieval Latin reverberationem (nominative reverberatio), noun of action from past-participle stem of Latin reverberare "beat back, strike back, repel, cause to rebound." This is from from re- "back" (see re-) + verberare "to strike, to beat," from verber "whip, lash, rod," related to verbena "leaves and branches of laurel" (from *werb- "to turn, bend," from PIE root *wer- (2) "to turn, bend"). The sense of "an echo" is attested from 1620s.

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Definitions of reverberation from WordNet

reverberation (n.)
the repetition of a sound resulting from reflection of the sound waves;
Synonyms: echo / sound reflection / replication
reverberation (n.)
a remote or indirect consequence of some action;
reverberations of the market crash were felt years later
Synonyms: repercussion
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