so·​ro·​ral sə-ˈrȯr-əl How to pronounce sororal (audio)
: of, relating to, or characteristic of a sister : sisterly

Examples of sororal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As if this right-wing sororal duo wasn’t enough of a gift to Fleet Street, Jessica—the second youngest daughter—absconded to Spain to fight fascists with her left-wing activist cousin, married him while abroad, declared herself a Communist, and never returned home. Lesley M.m. Blume, Town & Country, 31 July 2021 Alongside direct-to-camera confessions from both women, often sharing the frame, there are long scenes of the motley four at breakfast, children being dressed for school or gently put to bed; the two young mothers sitting hearthside and laughing, legs across each other in sororal intimacy. Phoebe Chen, The New York Review of Books, 27 June 2020 So begins Audrey and Lolo’s relationship, which blossoms from there into an affectionate sororal bond. Lovia Gyarkye, The Hollywood Reporter, 18 Mar. 2023 There’s also a palpable sororal energy between these women, young and old. Lovia Gyarkye, The Hollywood Reporter, 9 Sep. 2022 Still, sororal bonds are strong, and the sisters, now 30 and 28, are as close as ever, reciting each other’s Dunkin’ orders and pulling in the same direction for an American team who are gold medal favorites., 6 July 2021 Eventually, every evolving virus may change enough that a new infection is no longer a reinfection, but a separate, related one: a sororal infection, or an epi-infection. Katherine J. Wu, The Atlantic, 24 Feb. 2021 The depiction of upper-middle-class malaise and sororal suffering earned eight Emmys and four Golden Globes, and status as one of the last monocultural phenomena in an increasingly fragmented, niche entertainment landscape. Doreen St. Félix, The New Yorker, 9 June 2019

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Word History


Latin soror sister — more at sister

First Known Use

1858, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sororal was in 1858

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“Sororal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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