Simple Definition of sonorous
: having a sound that is deep, loud, and pleasant
Full Definition of sonorous
1 : producing sound (as when struck)
2 : full or loud in sound <a sonorous voice>
3 : imposing or impressive in effect or style
4 : having a high or an indicated degree of sonority <sonorous sounds such as \ä\ and \ȯ\>
Examples of sonorous
He has a deep, sonorous voice.
<a sonorous waterfall that can be heard from a considerable distance>
Origin of sonorous
Latin sonorus; akin to Latin sonus sound
First Known Use: 1611
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