Origin of sonorous
Examples from the Web for sonorous
There was Radim Palouš, the sonorous philosophical godfather of Kampademia.
At the end, the sonorous Welles concludes with a little talk about Halloween.When Mars Attacked 75 Years Ago—And Everyone Believed It|Marc Wortman|October 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Franklin Roosevelt's addresses in 1933 and 1937 remain alive, as does the sonorous rhetoric of John F. Kennedy's address in 1961.
The ancient cities, the dreamy harbors, the sonorous street names that no longer existed.
In my youth, you heard, side-by-side, the church bells ringing and the beautiful, sonorous call to prayer of the muezzin.
In a sweet and sonorous voice she made her speech, and told her story.The Art of Disappearing|John Talbot Smith
The tone of a good kettledrum is sonorous, rich, and of great power.
The sound was not echoed, but the dome gave it a deep, sonorous quality that was really impressive.The Frontier Boys in the Grand Canyon|Wyn Roosevelt
What did they know of the beam of light that shone on the sonorous lap of their statue Memnon?The Hills and the Vale|Richard Jefferies
Two Frenchmen, talking with sonorous voices, were just then passing them on the road.Bella Donna|Robert Hichens
British Dictionary definitions for sonorous
Word Origin for sonorous
Word Origin and History for sonorous
1610s, from Latin sonorus "resounding," from sonor "sound, noise," from sonare "to sound" (see sonata). Related: Sonorously; sonorousness. Earlier was sonouse (c.1500), from Medieval Latin sonosus; sonourse "having a pleasing voice" (c.1400), from sonor + -y (2).