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Stentor

[ sten-tawr ]
/ ˈstɛn tɔr /
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noun

(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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British Dictionary definitions for Stentor (1 of 2)

stentor
/ (ˈstɛntɔː) /

noun

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

British Dictionary definitions for Stentor (2 of 2)

Stentor
/ (ˈstɛntɔː) /

noun

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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