Definition of sonorous in English:

sonorous

Line breaks: son¦or|ous
Pronunciation: /ˈsɒn(ə)rəs
 
, səˈnɔːrəs
 
/

adjective

Derivatives

sonorously

adverb
More example sentences
  • It was a 10-minute homage to himself, sonorously narrated by Gregory Peck and made on the orders of the White House staff to introduce the new president to a sceptical public after Kennedy's assassination.
  • However, it soon becomes clear, that this is an inversion of cinematic practice, with the sonorously intoned Russian voice-over and English subtitles providing the drive in place of visual information.
  • Bridge is sung sonorously but very low-key and just when you think it is going to fade away like the dying light, the band, a percussive juggernaut, bounces dramatically into Graceland.

sonorousness

noun
More example sentences
  • Blake somehow understands, that his sonorousness is a final, sad crumbling of former grandeur.
  • The presence of a very little lead or any similar metal greatly lessens the sonorousness of this alloy; while that of silver increases it.
  • This sonorousness of vindictive words might help to characterize how, say, racist speech works on and in its targets.

Origin

early 17th century: from Latin sonorus (from sonor 'sound') + -ous.

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