[ sten-tawr ]
/ ˈstɛn tɔr /
(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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How to use Stentor in a sentence
The old man stood up, shouted an order in the voice of a Stentor, and waved his hand.
Nay, but he could not; he lay in chains with a gag in his mouth, that might have smothered the voice of Stentor.
Every man is like "Stentor of the brazen voice," whose shout, as Homer says in the Iliad, "was as the shout of fifty men."
Stentor, stent′or, n. a very loud-voiced herald in the Iliad, hence any person with a remarkably loud voice: the ursine howler.
British Dictionary definitions for Stentor (1 of 2)
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)
Word Origin for stentor
C19: after Stentor
British Dictionary definitions for Stentor (2 of 2)
Greek myth a Greek herald with a powerful voice who died after he lost a shouting contest with Hermes, herald of the gods
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