absonous

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin absonus, from ab- (away) + sonus (sound).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

absonous (comparative more absonous, superlative most absonous)

  1. (obsolete) Discordant; inharmonious; incongruous. [Attested from the early 17th century until the mid 18th century.][1]
    • 1665, Joseph Glanville, Scepsis Scientifica:
      absonous to our reason

References[edit]

  1. ^ “absonous” in Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2002, ISBN 978-0-19-860457-0, page 9.