so·​ro·​ral | \ sə-ˈrȯr-əl How to pronounce sororal (audio) \

Definition of sororal

: of, relating to, or characteristic of a sister : sisterly

Examples of sororal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "“Big Little Lies” Season 2, Reviewed: Meryl, Meryl, Meryl," 9 June 2019 Charmed is returning to the CW (the show’s former home, back when it was called the WB) on October 14, featuring a different set of sororal sorcerers from the original. Aimee Lutkin, Marie Claire, "Charmed, Sabrina, and the Return of the Dark Witch," 6 Sep. 2018 Ruth peels off her sweatshirt and hands it over, a goofy sororal rescue in time with the synth beats. Rachel Syme, New Republic, "GLOW Serves Up Liberation in Lycra," 30 June 2017 The latest research indicates that the nature of the bonobos’ sororal bonds shifts depending on circumstances, and that the most effective deterrent to male harassment may be a cross-generational pact. Natalie Angier, New York Times, "Sign Up for the Science Times Newsletter," 10 Sep. 2016

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First Known Use of sororal

1858, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sororal

Latin soror sister — more at sister

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“Sororal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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