sonorous

[ suh-nawr-uhs, -nohr-, son-er-uhs ]
/ səˈnɔr əs, -ˈnoʊr-, ˈsɒn ər əs /

adjective

giving out or capable of giving out a sound, especially a deep, resonant sound, as a thing or place: a sonorous cavern.
loud, deep, or resonant, as a sound.
rich and full in sound, as language or verse.
high-flown; grandiloquent: a sonorous speech.

Origin of sonorous

1605–15; < Latin sonōrus noisy, sounding, equivalent to sonōr-, stem of sonor sound (son(āre) to sound1 + -or -or1) + -us -ous

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sonorous

/ (səˈnɔːrəs, ˈsɒnərəs) /

adjective

producing or capable of producing sound
(of language, sound, etc) deep or resonant
(esp of speech) high-flown; grandiloquent

Derived Forms

sonority (səˈnɒrɪtɪ), nounsonorously, adverbsonorousness, noun

Word Origin for sonorous

C17: from Latin sonōrus loud, from sonor a noise
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