The door made a resounding, echoing slam as Sarah stormed out of the house. “Well,” said my brother, “that wasn’t a resounding or thorough success, now was it?” After this resounding, very noisy conflict, my girlfriend Sarah was mad at me for taking a job far away. When I’d asked my boss if we could reconsider the relocation, his answer had been a resounding and booming “No!”
Quiz: What does resounding usually describe?
- A situation in which you are powerless to make a change.
- A very loud, clear noise or an utterly complete success or failure.
- A noisy fight between partners that reaches no conclusion.