- 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
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Examples from the Web for sonorously
He pronounced the inhibition lengthily and sonorously, so that the 'not' sounded like 'n-o-o-o-t!'A Pair of Blue Eyes
"Good-morning, Mrs. McChesney," returned Mr. Sims, sonorously.Americans All
To me it sounds like wherefore, wherefore, impressively and sonorously intoned.Birds of the Indian Hills
"We have the honor to salute your highness," he said, sonorously.The Duke's Motto
Justin Huntly McCarthy
“I was wrong, grievously wrong, Captain Shore,” he said sonorously.All the Brothers Were Valiant
Ben Ames Williams
- producing or capable of producing sound
- (of language, sound, etc) deep or resonant
- (esp of speech) high-flown; grandiloquent
Word Origin and History for sonorously
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).