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Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Definitions for sonorous
  1. rich and full in sound, as language or verse.
  2. giving out or capable of giving out a sound, especially a deep, resonant sound, as a thing or place: a sonorous cavern.
  3. loud, deep, or resonant, as a sound.

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Citations for sonorous
... he could hear Spanish being spoken on the other side of the doors, not that he was listening, but the sonorous language of Cervantes penetrates everywhere. José Saramago, The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis, translated by Giovanni Pontiero, 1991
"We have gathered together tonight," he said, in tones more sonorous than his youthful Baptist sermons must ever have been, "to honor a truly distinguished, gracious, and eminent American." Willie Morris, “New York Days,” New York, August 23, 1993
Origin of sonorous
1605-1615
Sonorous derives from the Latin root sonor meaning "sound." It entered English in the early 1600s.
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