Repercussion - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌriːpərˈkʌʃn|  American pronunciation of the word repercussion
Brit.  |riːpəˈkʌʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word repercussion


- a remote or indirect consequence of some action(syn: reverberation)

his declaration had unforeseen repercussions

- a movement back from an impact (syn: backlash, rebound, recoil)


...your decision not to go to college will have repercussions you'll feel for years to come...

The collapse of the company had repercussions for the whole industry.

There were serious repercussions on his career.

Word forms

singular: repercussion
plural: repercussions
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