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stentorian

Line breaks: sten|tor¦ian
Pronunciation: /stɛnˈtɔːrɪən
 
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Definition of stentorian in English:

adjective

(Of a person’s voice) loud and powerful: a stentorian roar
More example sentences
  • Whether Nixon was entirely serious or merely trying to unsettle Kissinger is not altogether clear and, in his thickly stentorian voice, Kissinger replied: ‘That, I think, would just be too much.’
  • Until the government piled on its pressure, the greatest deterrent to seeking preventive healthcare was the stentorian voice on the other end of the telephone telling a would-be patient that no doctor was available until a week on Friday.
  • The next thing I knew stentorian voices were to be heard outside, accompanied by high-powered torch beams piercing the shrubbery.
Synonyms
loud, booming, thundering, thunderous, trumpeting, blaring, roaring, ear-splitting, deafening;
strident

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