American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Extremely loud: a stentorian voice. See Synonyms at loud.
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.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or pertaining to a stentor; extremely loud; powerful.
- adj. used of the voice
- From Stentor, from Ancient Greek Στέντωρ (Stentōr) + -ian. Stentor was the herald of the Greek forces in the Iliad, noted for his loud voice. (Wiktionary)
- After Stentor, a loud-voiced Greek herald in the Iliad. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“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.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘stentorian’.
A list of words that are odd or words that I have looked up.
Yet more spelling words for intermediate to advanced spellers.
Key words from "The Training of a Public Speaker" by Grenville Kleiser (New York and London, 1920)
Looking for tweets for stentorian.