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Meaning of SONOROUS

Pronunciation:  su'nowrus

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  full and loud and deep; "heavy sounds"; "a herald chosen for his sonorous voice"

SONOROUS is a 8 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: full, heavy



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\So*no"rous\, a. [L. sonorus, fr. sonor, -oris, a
sound, akin to sonus a sound. See {Sound}.]
1. Giving sound when struck; resonant; as, sonorous metals.

2. Loud-sounding; giving a clear or loud sound; as, a
   sonorous voice.

3. Yielding sound; characterized by sound; vocal; sonant; as,
   the vowels are sonorous.

4. Impressive in sound; high-sounding.

         The Italian opera, amidst all the meanness and
         familiarty of the thoughts, has something beautiful
         and sonorous in the expression.       --Addison.

         There is nothing of the artificial Johnsonian
         balance in his style. It is as often marked by a
         pregnant brevity as by a sonorous amplitude. --E.

5. (Med.) Sonant; vibrant; hence, of sounds produced in a
   cavity, deep-toned; as, sonorous rhonchi.

{Sonorous figures} (Physics), figures formed by the
   vibrations of a substance capable of emitting a musical
   tone, as when the bow of a violin is drawn along the edge
   of a piece of glass or metal on which sand is strewed, and
   the sand arranges itself in figures according to the
   musical tone. Called also {acoustic figures}.

{Sonorous tumor} (Med.), a tumor which emits a clear,
   resonant sound on percussion. -- {So*no"rous*ly}, adv. --
   {So*no"rous*ness}, n.