• Reboant


    From Latin.

    Full definition of reboant



    1. (chiefly poetic) That reverberates or resounds loudly.
      • 19th C, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Supposed Confessions, The Collected Poems of Alfred Lord Tennyson, 1994, page 15,What if
        Thou pleadest still, and seest me drive
        Through utter dark a full-sail'd skiff,
        Unpiloted i' the echoing dance
        Of reboant whirlwinds, stooping low
        Unto the death, not sunk!
      • 1990, Richard Hoard, James Wright: “The Body Wakes to Burial”, Peter Stitt, Frank Graziano (editors), Under Discussion: James Wright: The Heart of the Light, page 271,The fragmentary poems in The Branch Will Not Break afford many analogies to this kind of poem, in which the energy of constatation is not allowed to run out into verse, into some kind of normative, reboant movement, but is instead checked, baffled, splintered:....
      • 2009, Jesse Kellerman, Sunstroke, unnumbered page,She expected reboant halls and a ghoulishly scarred Slavic dwarf on call to fetch brains or whatever the mad scientist-in-chief wanted.

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