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Meaning of STERTOROUS

Pronunciation:  'sturturus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  of breathing having a heavy snoring sound
 

STERTOROUS is a 10 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: noisy
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ster"to*rous\, a. [L. stertere to snore: cf. F.
stertoreux.]
Characterized by a deep snoring, which accompaines
inspiration in some diseases, especially apoplexy; hence,
hoarsely breathing; snoring.

      Burning, stertorous breath that hurt her cheek. --Mrs.
                                               Browning.

      The day has ebbed away, and it is night in his room,
      before his stertorous breathing lulls.   --Dickens.

 

 

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