- very loud or powerful in sound: a stentorian voice.
Origin of stentorian
Examples from the Web for stentorian
I mean, you know, obviously one sounds terribly sort of stentorian and, you know, I mean… Ultimately, it is what it is, right?Hanging Out with Ian McEwan: Full Transcript
The Daily Beast Video
April 14, 2010
The tone in which this was spoken was harsh and stentorian, and almost made me bounce.
Without waiting for an answer, he commenced, in stentorian tones.
Where had I heard that stentorian but childish voice before?The Right Stuff
He drew in his breath for a stentorian command for them to drop their weapons.The Ambulance Made Two Trips
William Fitzgerald Jenkins
Suddenly he heard his name called in a stentorian contralto.Trent's Trust and Other Stories
- (of the voice, etc) uncommonly loudstentorian tones
Word Origin and History for stentorian
"of powerful voice," c.1600, from Stentor, legendary Greek herald in the Trojan War, whose voice (described in the "Iliad") was as loud as 50 men. His name is from Greek stenein "groan, moan," from PIE imitative root *(s)ten-, source of Old English þunor "thunder."