American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Having or producing sound.
- adj. Having or producing a full, deep, or rich sound.
- adj. Impressive in style of speech: a sonorous oration.
- adj. Produced in the manner of a sonorant.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Giving sound, as when struck; resonant; sounding.
- Giving a loud or full-volumed sound; loud-sounding: as, a sonorous voice.
- Having an imposing sound; high-sounding: as, a sonorous style.
- Sonant: as, the vowels are sonorous.
- adj. Capable of giving out a deep, resonant sound.
- adj. Full of sound and rich, as in language or verse.
- adj. Wordy or grandiloquent.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Giving sound when struck; resonant.
- adj. Loud-sounding; giving a clear or loud sound.
- adj. Yielding sound; characterized by sound; vocal; sonant.
- adj. Impressive in sound; high-sounding.
- adj. (Med.) Sonant; vibrant; hence, of sounds produced in a cavity, deep-toned.
- adj. full and loud and deep
- From Latin sonorus from sonor sound. (Wiktionary)
- From Latin sonōrus, from sonor, sound, from sonāre, to sound. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“None of which was made better by that infuriating custom, whereby the waiter, after delivering the plates, stands and describes what you are about to eat in sonorous and interminable phrases.”
“In some den of an apartment I will no doubt find the cockroach of enlightenment, a supralapsarian dispensationalist with whom I will share a love of Yeats and Brahms, and we will debate in sonorous and unending Spanish sentences of desultory, copious punctuation.”
“It would not be a very dramatic story had he said, in sonorous tones, "25 percent of our 8th grade students are 'below basic' in reading, and that figure includes students who are learning English and students with disabilities.”
“If the Planetary Society tends to exhort its more than 50,000 members in sonorous terms, conversation in the carriage house was speculative and playful.”
“The third canto to Polwhele's poem describes a Eastern-style hunt with a Nabob, alluding specifically to Somervile's treatment of the subject in "sonorous lines”
“Now Governor Lowe, with courtly manner and in sonorous tones, took up his part in the drama, beginning with the prisoner's alleged reckless youth as brought out in Miss Madison's testimony, mainly.”
“Here, the _Theseus_ -- here, the _Vanguard_;" as he spoke each name sonorous, --”
“The ear, whose conformation fits it to receive the various impulses of air, diversely modified, communicates to the brain the shocks or sensations; these breed the perception of sound, and generate the idea of sonorous bodies: it is this that constitutes _hearing_.”
“Americans, sons of revolutionary fathers, are to the slightest encroachments on their personal rights as citizens, and then recall the sonorous and everlasting oratory about constitutional rule, and arbitrary arrests, and military despotism, and star-chamber courts, and the ambitious schemes of the chief magistrate; when we remember how every city and hamlet of the North has been infected with discontented men, secretly sympathizing with the insurrection, and doing their utmost to discourage the people and paralyze the”
“Clearfield's music has been described as an "undulating harmonic landscape punctuated by jagged ethnic rhythms" and has generated such adjectives as "sonorous," "taut," "vibrant,”
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