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Saturday, February 11, 2006

Definitions for stertorous

  1. Characterized by a heavy snoring or gasping sound; hoarsely breathing.

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Citations for stertorous
In the cinder-block motel room he set the alarm, but his own stertorous breathing woke him before it rang. E. Annie Proulx, The Atlantic
As pianist Dezso Ranki pounds and weaves at the keys, his breathing is at times so stertorous one could swear that someone in the audience is snoring. Josie Glausiusz, Discover
Origin of stertorous
1795-1805
Stertorous derives from Latin stertere, "to snore."
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