follow Dictionary.com

Dictionary.com's Word of the Year is...

canorous

[kuh-nawr-uh s, -nohr-] /kəˈnɔr əs, -ˈnoʊr-/
adjective
1.
melodious; musical.
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50; < Latin canōrus, equivalent to canōr- (stem of canor song, equivalent to can(ere) to sing + -or -or1) + -us -ous
Related forms
canorously, adverb
canorousness, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for canorousness

canorous

/kəˈnɔːrəs/
adjective
1.
(rare) tuneful; melodious
Derived Forms
canorously, adverb
canorousness, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin canōrus, from canere to sing
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Word Value for canorousness

0
18
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for canorousness