A verbis ad verbera. (Latin proverb)
Translation: "From words to blow."
Also translated as, "One thing leads to another."
optimum reverberation time (s) (noun)
, optimum reverberation times (pl)
The best amount of time for sound to travel in an acoustic environment; normally less than one-third of a second for good listening conditions: The optimum reverberation time was being calculated by Christian, the renovating-acoustic contractor, for the new concert hall and the auditorium.
, more reverberant, most reverberant
A reference to auditory effects or noises that come back more than once: The reverberant yells and the bouncing of basketballs were heard more than usual in the empty sports hall while the basketball team was practicing.
, more reverberantly, most reverberantly
Related to that which reaches a certain audible level: Mr. Jefferson, the pianist, was reverberantly playing the piano by using the right pedal, or the loud pedal, of the piano which stops the action of the damper, allowing the strings to vibrate loudly.
reverberate (rih VUHR buh rayt) (verb)
, reverberates; reverberated; reverberating
1. To be thrown back again and again; to bounce back over and over, or to re-echo what was heard before: The voices of Rebecca and William reverberated
as they talked in the cave.
The ringing of the church bells reverberated through the valley.
Reverberate has also been used figuratively to describe the continual influence of great thoughts; for example, the words of Abraham Lincoln continue to reverberate through history and the proverbs in the "Book of Proverbs" in the Bible have reverberated through the ages.
2. Sensations which are heard and that continue after their origins have stopped: Voices tend to reverberate
in a large, empty room; especially, when the walls and the floor are uncovered and made of stone.
reverberation (s) (noun)
, reverberations (pl)
1. A repetition of or a bouncing of sounds: The reverberation
of the organ echoed through the empty church.
When Doris was practicing her speech in the big hall that was void of people, she had to get used to the reverberations of her words so she could concentrate on the content of her presentation that would take place later in the evening with an audience.
2. A commotion or blaring that is heard several times: The reverberations
of cars honking on the streets in the city at rush hour slowly died away.
reverberation chamber (s) (noun)
, reverberation chambers (pl)
In acoustics, a room having very little audible absorptions: A reverberation chamber has multiple echoes in all directions; so, if a sound is measured at a particular point, it will appear to come equally from all directions.
, more reverberative, most reverberative
A reference to that which rebounds around to other areas: The military attack had reverberative concerns for other nations around the world.
reverberator (s) (noun)
, reverberators (pl)
Someone who or that which causes re-echoing in the ears: The reverberators, or rehearsing actors in the empty theater, were sometimes upset by the resonating of their voices.
, more reverberatory, most reverberatory
A reference to something that is repeatedly deviating or diverting: The reverberatory light from the lightening was followed by reverberating thunder.
reverberatory furnace (s) (noun)
, reverberatory furnaces (pl)
A heating device in which the roof and the walls are heated by flames and radiate heat onto material that is located in the center of the heating tool: Jack, the contractor, installed a reverberatory furnace in the renovated house as requested by the owner, Mrs. Swanson.
Verbera, sed audi. (Latin saying)
Literally, "Beat me, but hear me out." Freely translated as, "Don't shoot the messenger."
, more verberant, most verberant
A reference to noises that have been produced: The verberant booms of the cannons were heard from far away.
, verberates; verberated; verberating
1. To beat, to strike, to make loud clamor: Kimberly's deep booming laugh verberated
around the room.
2. To shake, to tremble, to quiver: The negative comments made by Professor Hilman verberated
the students in the classroom.
The shocking news of the vocalist's death first verberated on TV and radio news broadcasts after which it reverberated over and over again for days.
3. To vibrate or to agitate because of a loud racket: The party verberated
with gaiety and laughter which bothered the neighbors living near the house.
4. In physics, hearing waves that are perceived by those who are within the vicinity of the sources which are near enough to be heard: Heather's singing verberated
throughout the house.
verberation (s) (noun)
, verberations (pl)
1. A breaking or knocking; specifically, the impulse or vibration of a body that causes sound: The verberations of the drums were very loud.
2. Loud noises or rumbling that can be heard nearby or from a distance: The verberations of gun shots during target practice make it necessary for participants to wear sound-proofing ear covers to protect their eardrums.