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1. Stentor Greek Mythology A loud-voiced Greek herald in the Iliad.
2. One with a loud or piercing voice.
3. Any of several trumpet-shaped ciliate protozoans of the genus Stentor, living in freshwater habitats and feeding chiefly on smaller microorganisms.
[Greek Stentōr. Sense 3, from New Latin Stentōr, genus name, from Greek Stentōr, Stentor (in reference to their trumpetlike shape).]
(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a Greek herald with a powerful voice who died after he lost a shouting contest with Hermes, herald of the gods
1. a person with an unusually loud voice
2. (Animals) any trumpet-shaped protozoan of the genus Stentor, having a ciliated spiral feeding funnel at the wider end: phylum Ciliophora (ciliates)
[C19: after Stentor]
a trumpet-shaped ciliate protozoan of the genus Stentor.
[1860–65; < New Latin; see stentorian]
stentor- Homer introduced Stentor, a very loud herald, in the Iliad—which gives us stentor, "person with a loud voice," and stentorian, which originally meant "loud, booming."
See also related terms for loud.
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|Noun||1.||stentor - a speaker with an unusually loud voice|
|2.||Stentor - the mythical Greek warrior with an unusually loud voice who died after losing a shouting contest with Hermes|
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
|3.||stentor - any of several trumpet-shaped ciliate protozoans that are members of the genus Stentor|
ciliate, ciliated protozoan, ciliophoran - a protozoan with a microscopic appendage extending from the surface of the cell
genus Stentor - trumpet-shaped protozoa with a ciliated spiral feeding funnel