- the condition or quality of being resonant or sonorous.
Origin of sonority
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Examples from the Web for sonority
Where was the sonority in the metallic, crushing blows you dealt in the Liszt Ballade?Old Fogy
By the 15th of October the voice of the patient had lost its sonority.Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician
By this means a great gain was made in richness and sonority.Music: An Art and a Language
Walter Raymond Spalding
It increased the power of the voices and lent them a sonority difficult to believe.The Ways of Men
The last ensemble is exquisite—well-nigh unapproachable in sonority and charm.
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