There is also a deliberation in the delivery—a sonorousness in the phraseology—that has something of a bygone day.
All its tones must be of equal power, sonorousness and beauty.
They merely serve as sympathetic strings, to increase the sonorousness when the catgut-strings are played upon with the bow.
All these additions are, however, prejudicial to the sonorousness of bells, and of very doubtful utility.
A few cornet--pistons, for which its lightness and sonorousness admirably adapt it, have actually been made of it.
When heard near by, the sonorousness of the sound reminds one of the cello.
Homer and Rannjana often allude to the sonorousness of the bow and its string.
The ladies praised his voice and the music, but were more struck with the softness and sonorousness of the Russian language.
At all events, the substance of which this violin is made is not likely to contribute to the sonorousness.
However, the sonorousness is sometimes striking and the grip of the phrases complete at its best.
1610s, from Latin sonorus "resounding," from sonor "sound, noise," from sonare "to sound" (see sonata). Related: Sonorously; sonorousness. Earlier was sonouse (c.1500), from Medieval Latin sonosus; sonourse "having a pleasing voice" (c.1400), from sonor + -y (2).