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Sunday, February 18, 2007

Definitions for sonorous

  1. Giving sound when struck; resonant; as, sonorous metals.
  2. Loud-sounding; giving a clear or loud sound; as, a sonorous voice.
  3. Yielding sound; characterized by sound; as, the vowels are sonorous.

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Citations for sonorous
Tecumseh spoke fluently in the Shawnee tongue, adding weight to his emphatic and sonorous words with elegant gestures. John Sugden, Tecumseh: A Life
The safety video began, optimistically, with Scott's "Great God, this is an awful place" delivered in a sonorous thespian voice and accompanying footage of well-clad individuals crashing into crevasses. Sara Wheeler, Terra Incognita
Origin of sonorous
1605-1615
Sonorous comes from Latin sonorus, from sonor, sound.
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