canorous

[ kuh-nawr-uh s, -nohr- ]
/ kəˈnɔr əs, -ˈnoʊr- /

adjective

melodious; musical.

Nearby words

  1. canopic,
  2. canopic jar,
  3. canopied,
  4. canopus,
  5. canopy,
  6. canorously,
  7. canossa,
  8. canotier,
  9. canova,
  10. canova, antonio

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

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British Dictionary definitions for canorous

canorous

/ (kəˈnɔːrəs) /

adjective

rare tuneful; melodious
Derived Formscanorously, adverbcanorousness, noun

Word Origin for canorous

C17: from Latin canōrus, from canere to sing

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