adjective so·no·rous \sə-ˈnr-əs, ˈsä-nə-rəs\

: having a sound that is deep, loud, and pleasant

Full Definition of SONOROUS

:  producing sound (as when struck)
:  full or loud in sound <a sonorous voice>
:  imposing or impressive in effect or style
:  having a high or an indicated degree of sonority <sonorous sounds such as \ä\ and \ȯ\>
so·no·rous·ly adverb
so·no·rous·ness noun

Examples of SONOROUS

  1. He has a deep, sonorous voice.
  2. <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
SONOROUSNESS Defined for Kids


adjective so·no·rous \sə-ˈnr-əs, ˈsä-nə-rəs\

Definition of SONOROUS for Kids

:  loud, deep, or rich in sound :  resonant <a sonorous voice>


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