[kuh-nawr-uh s, -nohr-]


melodious; musical.

Origin of canorous

1640–50; < Latin canōrus, equivalent to canōr- (stem of canor song, equivalent to can(ere) to sing + -or -or1) + -us -ous
Related formsca·no·rous·ly, adverbca·no·rous·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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rare tuneful; melodious
Derived Formscanorously, adverbcanorousness, noun

Word Origin for canorous

C17: from Latin canōrus, from canere to sing
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