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stentorian

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adjective sten·to·ri·an \sten-ˈtȯr-ē-ən\

Simple Definition of stentorian

  • : very loud

Full Definition of stentorian

  1. :  extremely loud <stentorian tones>

Examples of stentorian

  1. <the professor's stentorian voice was enough to keep even the drowsiest student awake>



1605

First Known Use of stentorian

1605

Synonym Discussion of stentorian

loud, stentorian, earsplitting, raucous, strident mean marked by intensity or volume of sound. loud applies to any volume above normal and may suggest undue vehemence or obtrusiveness <loud shouts of protest>. stentorian implies great power and range <an actor with a stentorian voice>. earsplitting implies loudness that is physically discomforting <the earsplitting sound of a siren>. raucous implies a loud harsh grating tone, especially of voice, and may suggest rowdiness <the raucous shouts of drunken revelers>. strident implies a rasping discordant but insistent quality, especially of voice <the strident voices of hecklers>.

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