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stentorian

[sten-tawr-ee-uh n, -tohr-] /stɛnˈtɔr i ən, -ˈtoʊr-/
adjective
1.
very loud or powerful in sound:
a stentorian voice.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; Stentor + -ian
Related forms
stentorianly, adverb
unstentorian, adjective
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stentorian

/stɛnˈtɔːrɪən/
adjective
1.
(of the voice, etc) uncommonly loud: stentorian tones
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Word Origin and History for un stentorian

stentorian

adj.

"of powerful voice," c.1600, from Stentor, legendary Greek herald in the Trojan War, whose voice (described in the "Iliad") was as loud as 50 men. His name is from Greek stenein "groan, moan," from PIE imitative root *(s)ten-, source of Old English þunor "thunder."

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