Definition of Stentorian

1. Adjective. Used of the voice.

Exact synonyms: Booming
Similar to: Full
Derivative terms: Stentor



Definition of Stentorian

1. a. Of or pertaining to a stentor; extremely loud; powerful; as, a stentorian voice; stentorian lungs.

Definition of Stentorian

1. Adjective. (of a voice) loud, powerful, booming, suitable for giving speeches to large crowds. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Stentorian

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Stentorian

stenotopic
stenotype
stenotyped
stenotypes
stenotypical
stenotypies
stenotyping
stenotypist
stenotypists
stenotypy
stens
stent
stented
stenting
stentor
stentorian (current term)
stentorin
stentorins
stentorious
stentoriously
stentorophonic
stentors
stentour
stentours
stents
step
step-
step-aunt
step-aunts
step-by-step

Literary usage of Stentorian

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1. Travels in the United States, Etc.: During 1849 and 1850 by Emmeline Stuart-Wortley (1851)
"The City of Washington—Pennsylvania Avenue—The "City of Magnificent Distances"—The stentorian Gentleman and his Hogs—The Capitol ..."

2. Travels in the United States, Etc.: During 1849 and 1850 by Emmeline Stuart-Wortley (1851)
"... Hotel—Sensi. tiveness of Americans to Cold—The Deaf Gentleman and His stentorian Friend—Anthracite Coal Fires. WE came to Baltimore, via Philadelphia; ..."

3. The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine by Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew (1836)
"... wheeze of the asthmatic, to the stentorian grunt of the corpulent and profound. Nose after nose lifts up its tuneful oratory, until the place is vocal. ..."

4. Outing (1892)
"But night was made hideous enough with the combined efforts and stentorian lungs of the valiant sophomores. Presently the committees of each society ran up, ..."

5. The Cyclopædia of Wit and Humor: Containing Choice and Characteristic by William Evans Burton (1859)
"... exhibited his leg with a horrible running sore artistically got up for the occasion with caustic, solicited public compassion in a stentorian voice, ..."

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