Definition of stentorian in English:


Line breaks: sten|tor¦ian
Pronunciation: /stɛnˈtɔːrɪən


  • (Of a person’s voice) loud and powerful: a stentorian roar
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    • 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.
    loud, booming, thundering, thunderous, trumpeting, blaring, roaring, ear-splitting, deafening; ringing, resonant, sonorous, carrying, vibrant, powerful, strong, full; strident
    rare stentorious

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