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canorous

[ kuh-nawr-uhs, -nohr- ]
/ kəˈnɔr əs, -ˈnoʊr- /
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adjective
melodious; musical.
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Origin of canorous

1640–50; <Latin canōrus, equivalent to canōr- (stem of canor song, equivalent to can(ere) to sing + -or-or1) + -us-ous

OTHER WORDS FROM canorous

ca·no·rous·ly, adverbca·no·rous·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for canorous

canorous
/ (kəˈnɔːrəs) /

adjective
rare tuneful; melodious

Derived forms of canorous

canorously, adverbcanorousness, noun

Word Origin for canorous

C17: from Latin canōrus, from canere to sing
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