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sonority

Line breaks: son¦or|ity
Pronunciation: /səˈnɒrɪti
 
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Definition of sonority in English:

noun

[mass noun]
1The quality or fact of being sonorous.
Example sentences
  • 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: bee’ has greater sonority than ‘pin’
More example sentences
  • 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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