Definition of sonorous
1 : producing sound (as when struck)
2 : full or loud in sound a sonorous voice
3 : imposing or impressive in effect or style
4 : having a high or an indicated degree of sonority sonorous sounds such as \ä\ and \ȯ\
Examples of sonorous in a Sentence
He has a deep, sonorous voice.
a sonorous waterfall that can be heard from a considerable distance
Recent Examples of sonorous from the Web
Add to this Joe Martin's sonorous bass work and drummer Marcus Gilmore's propulsive rhythm, and Potter benefited from thoroughly buoyant accompaniment.
This rich ensemble reminds you how sonorous and exciting a musical score can sound when the strings, horns and percussion are all real and not processed through a synthesizer.
His imperial presence, his passion for spreading the gospel of African dance and his sonorous voice were more than missed.
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Origin and Etymology of sonorous
Latin sonorus; akin to Latin sonus sound
First Known Use: 1611
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Definition of sonorous for English Language Learners
: having a sound that is deep, loud, and pleasant
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