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Friday, September 21, 2012

strepitous

\STREP-i-tuhs\ , adjective;
1.
boisterous; noisy.
Quotes:
But what strepitous sounds, what harmonious tumult diverts my attention to another part ?
-- José Francisco de Isla, The History of the Famous Preacher, Friar Gerund de Campazas
Here is no idyllic meditative retreat from the strepitous city but a scene of virile action—fields sounding with human labor, vibrating with human energy.
-- Beulah B. Amram, "Swinburne and Carducci," The Yale Review
Origin:
Strepitous stems from the Latin word strepit which meant "noise."
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