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sonorous

[ suh-nawr-uhs, -nohr-, son-er-uhs ]

adjective

  1. giving out or capable of giving out a sound, especially a deep, resonant sound, as a thing or place:

    a sonorous cavern.

  2. loud, deep, or resonant, as a sound.
  3. rich and full in sound, as language or verse.
  4. high-flown; grandiloquent:

    a sonorous speech.

    Synonyms: orotund, grandiose, florid, eloquent



sonorous

/ səˈnɒrɪtɪ; ˈsɒnərəs; səˈnɔːrəs /

adjective

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


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Derived Forms

  • soˈnorousness, noun
  • soˈnorously, adverb
  • sonority, noun

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Other Words From

  • so·norous·ly adverb
  • so·norous·ness noun
  • multi·so·norous adjective
  • multi·so·norous·ly adverb
  • multi·so·norous·ness noun
  • unso·norous adjective
  • unso·norous·ly adverb
  • unso·norous·ness noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of sonorous1

1605–15; < Latin sonōrus noisy, sounding, equivalent to sonōr-, stem of sonor sound ( son ( āre ) to sound 1 + -or -or 1 ) + -us -ous

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Word History and Origins

Origin of sonorous1

C17: from Latin sonōrus loud, from sonor a noise

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Example Sentences

His voice fits the sunny sanctuary, managing to be light yet sonorous.

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There was Radim Palouš, the sonorous philosophical godfather of Kampademia.

At the end, the sonorous Welles concludes with a little talk about Halloween.

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.

Her glance wandered from his face away toward the Gulf, whose sonorous murmur reached her like a loving but imperative entreaty.

Pausing at the threshold before opening the door, the sonorous mumble sounding through the deal panels misled me.

Jerry hit the instrument as he spoke and drowned his own voice in its sonorous roar.

Over me, away off, as if from the heavens, I heard a sonorous rumble of mystery words.

I should think 'twould make a splendid subject—you could use such sonorous, resounding words.

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