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 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 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, 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, 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, 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 27 Jan. 2022.

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