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sonorous

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

Simple Definition of sonorous

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

Full Definition of sonorous

  1. 1 :  producing sound (as when struck)

  2. 2 :  full or loud in sound <a sonorous voice>

  3. 3 :  imposing or impressive in effect or style

  4. 4 :  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



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