sonority

[ 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
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sonority


n.

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

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