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sonorous

Pronunciation: /ˈsɑːnərəs; ˈsɒnərəs/

Translation of sonorous in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

[literary/literario]
  • 1.1 [sound/music] sonoro
    Example sentences
    • The tall, square-jawed actor with a deep, sonorous voice made more than 50 films in a career spanning six decades.
    • Gifted with a remarkably deep and sonorous voice, Rashid Khan has excelled in almost all facets of singing.
    • Perhaps if the cast had stronger personalities and more sonorous voices, the production would have a less half-hearted effect.
    1.2 [speech] grandilocuente, sonoro
    Example sentences
    • Redmayne's costume (an elegant gown with a high, beehive hairdo) gave him an aristocratic deportment which he emphasised with graceful movements and slow, sonorous speech.
    • He's developed a visceral revulsion toward his fellow humans, a profoundly misanthropic impulse that he dresses up in the sonorous language of ‘biophilia.’
    • Audiences may not always understand what doors King is trying to open, but they do respond to his sonorous language.

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