sonorous

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From Latin sonorus from sonor sound.

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sonorous (comparative more sonorous, superlative most sonorous)

  1. Capable of giving out a deep, resonant sound.
  2. Full of sound and rich, as in language or verse.
    • Addison
      The Italian opera, amidst all the meanness and familiarity of the thoughts, has something beautiful and sonorous in the expression.
    • E. Everett
      There is nothing of the artificial Johnsonian balance in his style. It is as often marked by a pregnant brevity as by a sonorous amplitude.
  3. Wordy or grandiloquent.

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