Sunday, February 18, 2007
sonorous adjective [suh-NOR-uhs; SAH-nuh-rus] Giving sound when struck; resonant; as, sonorous metals.
Definitions for sonorous
- Giving sound when struck; resonant; as, sonorous metals.
- Loud-sounding; giving a clear or loud sound; as, a sonorous voice.
- 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.
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.
Origin of sonorous
Sonorous comes from Latin sonorus, from sonor, sound.