Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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  • noun Sonority.

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

Etymologies

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sonorous +‎ -ness

Examples

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

    The Mysterious Island

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