strep·​i·​tous | \ ˈstrepətəs \
variants: or less commonly strepitant \ -​ətənt \

Definition of strepitous

: characterized or accompanied by much noise : clamorous, noisy, boisterous the strepitant racket of the streets— Christopher Morley

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History and Etymology for strepitous

strepitous from Latin strepitus noise, from strepere to make noise; strepitant from Latin strepitant-, strepitans, present participle of strepitare, frequentative of strepere

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“Strepitous.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 27 January 2020.

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