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sonority

[suh-nawr-i-tee, -nor-] /səˈnɔr ɪ ti, -ˈnɒr-/
noun, plural sonorities.
1.
the condition or quality of being resonant or sonorous.
Origin of sonority
1515-1525
1515-25; < Medieval Latin sonōritās < Late Latin: melodiousness, equivalent to Latin sonōr(us) (see sonorous) + -itās -ity
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Word Origin and History for sonority
n.

1620s, from French sonorité and directly from Latin sonoritas "fullness of sound," from sonorus (see sonorous).

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