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  • n. Sonority.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Sonorous character or quality: as, the sonorousness of metals, of a voice, of style, etc.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. having the character of a loud deep sound; the quality of being resonant


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sonorous +‎ -ness


  • The men indeed pride themselves upon speaking it with elegance, impressing upon it a masculine sonorousness, which is peculiarly adapted to the energetic movements of manly eloquence, formerly so much cultivated in Poland.

    Life of Chopin

  • Romorantin or at Montbrison, and which today, having become classic, is no longer spoken except by the official orators of magistracy, to whom it is suited on account of its grave sonorousness and its majestic stride; a tongue in which a husband is called a consort, and a woman a spouse;

    Les Miserables

  • It takes years of training in legislative mores, and especially seasoning in the Senate's habits of unlimited debate and its belief that self-congratulatory sonorousness is eloquence, to produce a person as inarticulate as Bob Dole.

    Handicapped On The Hill

  • This is very fine, and Sutherland is not stretching too far in comparing it, with its "mortuary sonorousness," to Donne's "Holy Sonnets."

    A Nice Bloody Fool

  • The ladies praised his voice and the music, but were more struck with the softness and sonorousness of the Russian language and asked for a translation of the text.

    The Torrents of Spring

  • The thunder was re - echoed among the rocks with a grand sonorousness.

    The Mysterious Island

  • On arriving at the end of one of these gloomy caverns, extending several hundred feet into the interior of the mountain, he was surprised to hear a deep rumbling noise, increased in intensity by the sonorousness of the rocks.

    The Mysterious Island

  • From time to time there were church-bells, variously like tin pans and iron pots in tone, without sonorousness in their noise, or such wild clangor as some Italian church-bells have.

    Familiar Spanish Travels

  • The artists, who were in evidence until evening, were easily recognized by their activity, the sonorousness of their voices, and the authority of their gestures.

    Strong as Death

  • He would refer any mineral to its proper place among the six hundred [l] elementary substances now enumerated, by its fracture, its appearance, its hardness, its fusibility, its sonorousness, its smell, and its taste.

    Journey to the Interior of the Earth


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