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. ^ Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], →ISBN), page 9