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 for reverberation
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Reverberation \Re*ver`ber*a"tion\, n. [CF. F.
     r['e]verb['e]ration.]
     The act of reverberating; especially, the act of reflecting
     light or heat, or reechoing sound; as, the reverberation of
     rays from a mirror; the reverberation of rays from a mirror;
     the reverberation of voices; the reverberation of heat or
     flame in a furnace.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  reverberation
      n 1: the repetition of a sound resulting from reflection of the
           sound waves; "she could hear echoes of her own footsteps"
           [syn: echo, reverberation, sound reflection,
           replication]
      2: a remote or indirect consequence of some action; "his
         declaration had unforeseen repercussions"; "reverberations of
         the market crash were felt years later" [syn: repercussion,
         reverberation]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  61 Moby Thesaurus words for "reverberation":
     acknowledgment, action and reaction, answer, answering, antiphon,
     automatic reaction, autonomic reaction, back answer, back talk,
     backchat, boom, booming, bounceback, comeback, echo, evasive reply,
     growl, growling, grumble, grumbling, predictable response,
     reaction, ready reply, reboation, rebound, receipt, reecho,
     reflection, reflex, reflex action, refluence, reflux, rejoinder,
     repartee, replication, reply, repost, rescript, rescription,
     resound, resounding, respondence, response, responsion, responsory,
     retort, retroaction, return, revulsion, riposte, rise, rumble,
     rumbling, short answer, snappy comeback, thunder, thundering,
     unthinking response, witty reply, witty retort,
     yes-and-no answer
  
  

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