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
Like a wild, sonorous piano chord struck by someone or something in the middle of the night--where did that come from?--the contemplative aura of A Ghost Story sticks with you.
The V-6 takes the place of the particularly sonorous naturally aspirated 4.2-liter V-8 that served in the previous-generation RS5.
Add to this Joe Martin's sonorous bass work and drummer Marcus Gilmore's propulsive rhythm, and Potter benefited from thoroughly buoyant accompaniment.
Engine response is near-instantaneous and sonorous, too: induction growl mixes with supercharger whine and exhaust roar.
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.
All five showed off the chorale at its finest: sensitive musicality; sonorous tones, particularly in the men’s sections, and precise diction.
Sonorous NPR hosts were among those innovations when All Things Considered, a daily news program, was launched in 1971.
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Origin and Etymology of sonorous
Latin sonorus; akin to Latin sonus sound
First Known Use: 1611See Words from the same year
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Definition of sonorous for English Language Learners
: having a sound that is deep, loud, and pleasant
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