sonorous


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son·o·rous

 (sŏn′ər-əs, sə-nôr′-)
adj.
1. Having or producing sound.
2. Having or producing a full, deep, or rich sound.
3. Impressive in style of speech: a sonorous oration.
4. (also sō′nər-əs) Produced in the manner of a sonorant.

[From Latin sonōrus, from sonor, sound, from sonāre, to sound; see swen- in Indo-European roots.]

son′o·rous·ly adv.
son′o·rous·ness n.
Usage Note: Traditionally, sonorous had been stressed on the second syllable, but the pronunciation with stress on the first syllable is now much more common in American English. In our 1995 survey, 84 percent of the Usage Panel gave (sŏn′ər-əs) as their pronunciation, and only 16 percent gave (sə-nôr′əs). Two linguists on the Panel noted that whereas they stress the first syllable, they pronounce it (sō′nər-əs), with a long o rhyming with toe.

sonorous

(səˈnɔːrəs; ˈsɒnərəs)
adj
1. producing or capable of producing sound
2. (of language, sound, etc) deep or resonant
3. (esp of speech) high-flown; grandiloquent
[C17: from Latin sonōrus loud, from sonor a noise]
sonority n
soˈnorously adv
soˈnorousness n

so•no•rous

(səˈnɔr əs, -ˈnoʊr-, ˈsɒn ər əs)

adj.
1. resonant or resonating with sound: a sonorous cavern.
2. loud and deep-toned: a sonorous voice.
3. rich and full in sound, as language or verse.
4. high-flown; grandiloquent: a sonorous speech.
[1605–15; < Latin sonōrus noisy, sounding, derivative of sonor, s. sonōr- sound (son(āre) to sound1 + -or -or1); see -ous]
so•no′rous•ly, adv.
so•no′rous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.sonorous - full and loud and deep; "heavy sounds"; "a herald chosen for his sonorous voice"
full - (of sound) having marked deepness and body; "full tones"; "a full voice"

sonorous

adjective
1. rich, deep, ringing, resonant, full, rounded, sounding, loud, resounding, plangent 'Doctor McKee?' the man called in an even, sonorous voice.
2. high-flown, grandiloquent, high-sounding, orotund a clutch of children with sonorous Old Testament names

sonorous

adjective
1. Having or producing a full, deep, or rich sound:
2. Characterized by language that is elevated and sometimes pompous in style:
Translations
mahtipontinenpontevasoinnikassointuva

sonorous

[ˈsɒnərəs] ADJ (gen) → sonoro

sonorous

[ˈsɒnərəs səˈnɔːrəs] adj [voice] → sonore

sonorous

adjvolltönend, sonor (geh); language, poemklangvoll; snorelaut

sonorous

[ˈsɒnərəs] adj (frm) → sonoro/a

sonorous

a. sonoro-a, resonante, con un sonido vibrante.
References in classic literature ?
Bhaer laughed his sonorous laugh, and Jo cried out, with a scandalized face.
Her glance wandered from his face away toward the Gulf, whose sonorous murmur reached her like a loving but imperative entreaty.
Receiving no reply to this extraordinary appeal, which in truth, as it was delivered with the vigor of full and sonorous tones, merited some sort of notice, he who had thus sung forth the language of the holy book turned to the silent figure to whom he had unwittingly addressed himself, and found a new and more powerful subject of admiration in the object that encountered his gaze.
Though this fish, whose loud sonorous breathing, or rather blowing, has furnished a proverb to landsmen, is so well known a denizen of the deep, yet is he not popularly classed among whales.
A joyous stir was now audible in the hall: gentlemen's deep tones and ladies' silvery accents blent harmoniously together, and distinguishable above all, though not loud, was the sonorous voice of the master of Thornfield Hall, welcoming his fair and gallant guests under its roof.
Very orderly and methodical he looked, with a hand on each knee, and a loud watch ticking a sonorous sermon under his flapped waist-coat, as though it pitted its gravity and longevity against the levity and evanescence of the brisk fire.
If he weakly showed the least disposition to hear it, Captain Hopkins, in a loud sonorous voice, gave him every word of it.
Then strait commands that at the warlike sound Of Trumpets loud and Clarions be upreard His mighty Standard; that proud honour claim'd AZAZEL as his right, a Cherube tall: Who forthwith from the glittering Staff unfurld Th' Imperial Ensign, which full high advanc't Shon like a Meteor streaming to the Wind With Gemms and Golden lustre rich imblaz'd, Seraphic arms and Trophies: all the while Sonorous mettal blowing Martial sounds: At which the universal Host upsent A shout that tore Hells Concave, and beyond Frighted the Reign of CHAOS and old Night.
He had the mysterious juruparis of the Rio Negro Indians, that women are not allowed to look at and that even youths may not see till they have been subjected to fasting and scourging, and the earthen jars of the Peruvians that have the shrill cries of birds, and flutes of human bones such as Alfonso de Ovalle heard in Chile, and the sonorous green jaspers that are found near Cuzco and give forth a note of singular sweetness.
And so, after having composed, struck out, rejected, added to, unmade, and remade a multitude of names out of his memory and fancy, he decided upon calling him Rocinante, a name, to his thinking, lofty, sonorous, and significant of his condition as a hack before he became what he now was, the first and foremost of all the hacks in the world.
And he ended his speech with the sonorous cry of his craft.
Suddenly his arm straightened, and the harpoon was thrown; I heard the sonorous stroke of the weapon, which seemed to have struck a hard body.