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[kuh-nawr-uh s, -nohr-]
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  1. 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
Related formsca·no·rous·ly, adverbca·no·rous·ness, noun
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Historical Examples

  • 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


  1. rare tuneful; melodious
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Derived Formscanorously, adverbcanorousness, noun

Word Origin

C17: from Latin canōrus, from canere to sing
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