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Sunday, September 18, 2016

Definitions for stentorian

  1. very loud or powerful in sound: a stentorian voice.

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Citations for stentorian
"I'll tell you something else about which I've been lately thinking!" he bellowed in a suddenly stentorian voice. "I've been thinking about our beautiful country!" George Saunders, The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil, 2005
In another second or two, the nightcap was thrust out of the chaise-window, and a stentorian voice bellowed to the driver to stop: which he did, as soon as he could pull up his horses. Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist; or, The Parish Boy's Progress, 1838
Origin of stentorian
1595-1605
Stentorian comes from the name Stentor, a warrior in Greek mythology who, in Homer's Iliad, is said to have a voice as powerful as fifty men. It entered English around 1600.