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stentor

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noun sten·tor \ˈsten-ˌtȯr, -tər\

Definition of stentor

  1. 1 :  a person having a loud voice

  2. 2 :  any of a widely distributed genus (Stentor) of ciliate protozoans having a trumpet-shaped body with the mouth at the broad end and with the narrow end often attached to the substrate



Origin of stentor

Latin, from Greek Stentōr Stentor, a Greek herald in the Trojan War noted for his loud voice


First Known Use: 1609

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