[ suh-nawr-i-tee, -nor- ]
/ səˈnɔr ɪ ti, -ˈnɒr- /

noun, plural so·nor·i·ties.

the condition or quality of being resonant or sonorous.

Origin of sonority

1515–25; < Medieval Latin sonōritās < Late Latin: melodiousness, equivalent to Latin sonōr(us) (see sonorous) + -itās -ity Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for sonority



1620s, from French sonorité and directly from Latin sonoritas "fullness of sound," from sonorus (see sonorous).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper