Definition of sonority in English:

sonority

Syllabification: so·nor·i·ty
Pronunciation: /səˈnôritē
 
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noun

  • 1The quality or fact of being sonorous.
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    • Enescu's compatriot, Mihaela Martin, handles well the composer's demands for texture and sonority.
    • Portugheis projected a rich sonority despite the fact that the keyboard was evidently bathed in sweat.
    • Yet thanks to the engaging performance the exciting momentum and colourful sonority contributed to the impression that this version can indeed stand as a successful independent chamber work.
  • 1.1 Phonetics The relative loudness of a speech sound.
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    • There may certainly be independent grounds for categorizing segments as vowels or consonants, in terms of their inherent sonority and phonological dependence, for example.

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