from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Extremely loud: a stentorian voice. See Synonyms at loud.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Loud, powerful, booming, suitable for giving speeches to large crowds.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to a stentor; extremely loud; powerful.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Resembling the voice of Stentor (see stentor, etymology); extremely loud or powerful in sound.
- Able to utter a very loud sound: as, stentorian lungs.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. used of the voice
BURGLARY! in stentorian tones every time a cat crosses the yard.
When I asked Zhao Yao whether his life was different now, he began in stentorian tones — “The impact of my involvement in the show has been profound” — and then started laughing and said, “I am taking the tone promoted by the show, enthusiastic and assertive!”
His face blazed with wrath, and he shouted in stentorian tones that echoed down the universe, "I shall deduct the cost of those cuffs from your wages!"
He then led us through a narrow, dark alley underneath a house, where I dismounted, as a lama called out in stentorian voice,
"How do you like London?" said a loud voice, in the tones that are sometimes called stentorian, and Patty suddenly realised that her host was addressing her.
When, therefore, he was exhorted to rap on the little girl's door, he gave sundry noisy, gleeful thumps, – pounding with both fists, and alternating with a rhythmical kick of the cowhide boots, calling out in stentorian tones: Come, little un, – time you 's up.
Lock the door to mom’s basement, firmly grasp your testicles, and feel them grow as you recite it out loud in stentorian tones.
"Just one moment," called a stentorian voice in the gallery.
None of them leap off the screen or have a kind of stentorian anchor-cliché command; you have to spend some time with them to get a sense of their appeal.
During the Berliners' concerts this week, for example, it has been hard to miss the imposing artistic presence of the orchestra's principal horn player, Stefan Dohr, whose range of expression, stentorian and seductive by turns, was one of the stand-out contributions to the Mahler Fourth Symphony on Monday.
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