multi-sonorous

sonorous

[suh-nawr-uhs, -nohr-, son-er-uhs]
adjective
1.
giving out or capable of giving out a sound, especially a deep, resonant sound, as a thing or place: a sonorous cavern.
2.
loud, deep, or resonant, as a sound.
3.
rich and full in sound, as language or verse.
4.
high-flown; grandiloquent: a sonorous speech.

Origin:
1605–15; < Latin sonōrus noisy, sounding, equivalent to sonōr-, stem of sonor sound (son(āre) to sound1 + -or -or1) + -us -ous

sonorously, adverb
sonorousness, noun
multisonorous, adjective
multisonorously, adverb
multisonorousness, noun
unsonorous, adjective
unsonorously, adverb
unsonorousness, noun


4. eloquent, florid, grandiose, orotund.
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sonorous (səˈnɔːrəs, ˈsɒnərəs)
 
adj
1.  producing or capable of producing sound
2.  (of language, sound, etc) deep or resonant
3.  (esp of speech) high-flown; grandiloquent
 
[C17: from Latin sonōrus loud, from sonor a noise]
 
sonority
 
n
 
so'norously
 
adv
 
so'norousness
 
n

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sonorous
1611, from L. sonorus "resounding," from sonor (gen. sonoris) "sound, noise," from sonare "to sound" (see sound (n.1)).
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