Definitions

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  • adj. Having a loud voice.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having a loud voice.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.

Etymologies

Ancient Greek (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • This is at once more descriptive and more megalophonous, -- but the alliteration of the text had captivated the vulgar ear of the herd of later commentators.

    The Complete Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley — Volume 1

  • This is at once more descriptive and more megalophonous, — but the alliteration of the text had captivated the vulgar ear of the herd of later commentators. — [SHELLEY’S NOTE.]

    The Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley

  • Let the megalophonous grasshopper sound a blast and summon hither the perfunctory and circumforaneous Tumble-Bug, to the end that excavations may be made and learning gather new treasures. "

    Sketches New and Old

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  • The seal and the walrus are loud.
    Thus vocally richly endowed,
    Chat megalophonous
    Renders cacophonous
    The prissiest pinniped crowd.

    November 26, 2014