[ kuh-nawr-uhs, -nohr- ]
/ kəˈnɔr əs, -ˈnoʊr- /
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
Origin of canorous
OTHER WORDS FROM canorousca·no·rous·ly, adverbca·no·rous·ness, noun
Words nearby canorous
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Example sentences from the Web for canorous
Some are graceful and smooth, however, and are canorous though never sonorous.Sabbath in Puritan New England|Alice Morse Earle
British Dictionary definitions for canorous
/ (kəˈnɔːrəs) /
rare tuneful; melodious
Derived forms of canorouscanorously, adverbcanorousness, noun
Word Origin for canorous
C17: from Latin canōrus, from canere to sing
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