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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Sounding dreadfully; uttering a terrible sound.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Sounding dreadfully; uttering a terrible sound.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Sounding dreadfully; uttering or emitting a terrible sound.


Latin horrisonus; horrere to be horrible + sonus a sound. (Wiktionary)


  • The horrisonous whiz of the ostrich eggs from Kamfers Dam was heard again, and back to the "Lift" flew the ladies.

    The Siege of Kimberley

  • Service -- that the hundred thousand ears adorning the anatomy of the human population were first shocked by the horrisonous banshee wail of the hooters.

    The Siege of Kimberley

  • Then did the mother's rage burst forth without restraint, eloquent, horrisonous.

    Denzil Quarrier


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