stertorous

adjective

ster·​to·​rous ˈstər-tə-rəs How to pronounce stertorous (audio)
: characterized by a harsh snoring or gasping sound
stertorously adverb

Word History

First Known Use

1802, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of stertorous was in 1802

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Cite this Entry

“Stertorous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stertorous. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

stertorous

adjective
ster·​to·​rous ˈstərt-ə-rəs How to pronounce stertorous (audio)
: characterized by a harsh snoring or gasping sound
stertorously adverb
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