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resonance

noun uk   /ˈrez.ən.əns/ us  

resonance noun (SOUND)

[U] the quality of being loud and clearDescribing qualities of sound [C or U] specialized physics the production of a sound as a result of vibration (= shaking) of another object: magnetic resonanceSounds made by objects, movement or impact

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.Remembering, reminding and reminders
(Definition of resonance from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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