- (in the Iliad) a Greek herald with a loud voice.
- (lowercase) a person having a very loud or powerful voice.
- (lowercase) a trumpet-shaped, ciliate protozoan of the genus Stentor.
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It lasts with the voice of Stentor, and with the horn of Roland.The Long Roll
Stentor polymorphus is exceedingly interesting on more than one account.The Dawn of Reason
Parasitic in Stentor, and at one time mistaken for its young.
O'Callaghan, amidst the din of arms, calling to his soldiers with the tones of a Stentor, "steady 39th ordinary time!"
So that Stentor himself becomes a mute when compared with these insects.An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. II (of 4)
- a person with an unusually loud voice
- any trumpet-shaped protozoan of the genus Stentor, having a ciliated spiral feeding funnel at the wider end: phylum Ciliophora (ciliates)
C19: after Stentor
- Greek myth a Greek herald with a powerful voice who died after he lost a shouting contest with Hermes, herald of the gods