Definition of Sonorous

1. Adjective. Full and loud and deep. "A herald chosen for his sonorous voice"

Exact synonyms: Heavy
Similar to: Full
Derivative terms: Sonority, Sonorousness

Definition of Sonorous

1. a. Giving sound when struck; resonant; as, sonorous metals.

Definition of Sonorous

1. Adjective. Capable of giving out a deep, resonant sound. ¹

2. Adjective. Full of sound and rich, as in language or verse. ¹

3. Adjective. Wordy or grandiloquent. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sonorous

1. characterized by a full and loud sound [adj]

Medical Definition of Sonorous

1. 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; characterised 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. Everett) 5. Sonant; vibrant; hence, of sounds produced in a cavity, deep-toned; as, sonorous rhonchi. Sonorous figures, a tumour which emits a clear, resonant sound on percussion. Origin: L. Sonorus, fr. Sonor, -oris, a sound, akin to sonus a sound. (04 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sonorous

sonomotor response
sonoporation
sonoraite
sonorant
sonorants
sonorific
sonorisation
sonorities
sonority
sonorization
sonorizations
sonorize
sonorized
sonorizes
sonorizing
sonorous (current term)
sonorous rale
sonorously
sonorousness
sonorousnesses
sonourous
sonovox
sonovoxes
sons
sons-in-law
sons-of-bitches
sons of bitches
sons of guns
sons of privilege
sons of the manse

Literary usage of Sonorous

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1. An Introduction to Natural Philosophy: Designed as a Text-book, for the Use by Denison Olmsted (1854)
"Soft bodies, as wool, cotton, and down, cannot produce any sound ; and those which are of the harder class, as rocks and stones, are not in general sonorous ..."

2. The Forces of Nature: A Popular Introduction to the Study of Physical Phenomena by Amédée Guillemin (1873)
"Thus the air itself enters into vibration under the impulse of the movements of the particles of the sonorous bodies, and it undergoes successive ..."

3. An Introduction to Natural Philosophy: Designed as a Text-book, for the Use by Denison Olmsted (1854)
"Soft bodies, as wool, cotton, and down, cannot produce any sound ; and those which are of the harder class, as rocks and stones, are not in general sonorous ..."

4. Principles of human physiology by William Benjamin Carpenter (1860)
"sonorous vibrations of solid bodies are communicated with greater intensity to other ... sonorous vibrations are communicated from air to water with great ..."

5. An Old English grammar by Eduard Sievers (1903)
"A. sonorous CONSONANTS 1. THE SEMIVOWELS W 171. w, here substituted for the Runic character wyn, the usual symbol employed in the manuscripts, ..."

6. The Forces of Nature: A Popular Introduction to the Study of Physical Phenomena by Amédée Guillemin (1873)
"Propagation of the sonorous vibrations in a cylindrical and unlimited gaseous column. Fio. 131.—Curve representing a sound wave. like the waves along the ..."

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