noun, plural so·nor·i·ties.
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Example sentences from the Web for sonority
The first three movements are the best; the only charm of the fourth being its sonority, for the musical contents are poor.The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky|Modeste Tchaikovsky
It does not possess the rough gravity of the Spanish, and has too few of the i's and e's that soften the sonority of the Italian.Frdric Mistral|Charles Alfred Downer
The hymn began to repeat itself, the individual words lost in the sonority of the hall.The Jewels of Aptor|Samuel R. Delany
From the phonetic point of view we may think of words and groups of words as consisting of a series of sounds of varying sonority.
We may indicate the sonority very roughly by lines; if we connect their top ends, we shall obtain a curve.