Definition of stentor
1 : a person having a loud voice
2 : any of a widely distributed genus (Stentor) of ciliate protozoans having a trumpet-shaped body with the mouth at the broad end and with the narrow end often attached to the substrate
Origin and Etymology of stentor
Latin, from Greek Stentōr Stentor, a Greek herald in the Trojan War noted for his loud voice
First Known Use: 1609See Words from the same year
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