Thursday, June 05, 2003
stertorous adjective [STUR-tuh-ruhs] Characterized by a heavy snoring or gasping sound; hoarsely breathing.
Definitions for stertorous
- Characterized by a heavy snoring or gasping sound; hoarsely breathing.
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Citations for stertorous
In the cinder-block motel room he set the alarm, but his own stertorous breathing woke him before it rang.
As pianist Dezso Ranki pounds and weaves at the keys, his breathing is at times so stertorous one could swear that someone in the audience is snoring.
Origin of stertorous
Stertorous derives from Latin stertere, "to snore."