sonority

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French sonorité, from Latin sonoritas.

Noun[edit]

sonority ‎(countable and uncountable, plural sonorities)

  1. The property of being sonorous.
    • 1979, High Fidelity Musical America (volume 29, issue 2, page 127)
      Another quality that bothers me is Brendel's inconsistent sonority. The treble is hard and pingy; the midrange is weighed down with a booming bass.