Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “resonance”

See all translations

resonance

noun uk   /ˈrez.ən.əns/ us  

resonance noun (SOUND)

[U] the quality of being loud and clear [C or U] specialized physics the production of a sound as a result of vibration (= shaking) of another object: magnetic resonance

resonance noun (QUALITY)

[C or U] a feeling, thought, memory, etc. that a piece of writing or music makes you have, or the quality in a piece of writing, etc. which makes this happen: This poem has many resonances for me.
(Definition of resonance from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of resonance?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More meanings of “resonance”

Word of the Day

be in/out of luck

to be able/unable to have or do what you want

Word of the Day

A certain je ne sais quoi: French words and phrases used in English

by Liz Walter,
January 21, 2015
It is an odd irony that the more sophisticated your use of English is, the more likely you are to use French words and phrases. Or, to be more accurate, ones you know to be French – words such as ballet, au pair, abattoir, fiancé, café, and restaurant are so entrenched in

Read More 

micro pig noun

January 26, 2015
an extremely small pig, bred to be a pet Micro pigs have become popular pets recently, with famous owners including Victoria Beckham, Paris Hilton and Olympic diver, Tom Daley.

Read More