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make the welkin ring
To make a very loud, reverberating sound or noise. ("Welkin" is an archaic or literary word for the skies or the heavens, only used in contemporary English as a part of this phrase.) The candidate's speech was drowned out as the crowd made the welkin ring with their cheers. Participants of the town hall meeting made the welkin ring with their protestations.
make the welkin ringmake a very loud sound.
Welkin is a poetic term for ‘the sky or heaven’, which is now found only in literary contexts and in this expression.