sonorous

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

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\

sonorously

adverb

sonorousness

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Examples of sonorous in a Sentence

  1. He has a deep, sonorous voice.

  2. a sonorous waterfall that can be heard from a considerable distance

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Origin and Etymology of sonorous

Latin sonorus; akin to Latin sonus sound


SONOROUS Defined for English Language Learners

sonorous

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Definition of sonorous for English Language Learners

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


SONOROUS Defined for Kids

sonorous

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

Definition of sonorous for Students

  1. :  loud, deep, or rich in sound :  resonant a sonorous voice



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