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- sonourous (rare)
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈsɒn.ər.əs/
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈsɑːn.ɚ.əs/, /ˈsoʊ.nə.rəs/
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- Capable of giving out a deep, resonant sound.
1837, Thomas Carlyle, “Mercury de Breze”, in Henry Duff Traill, editor, The French Revolution, a History, the Bastille, volume 2, New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, The Third Estate, page 162:
- The Oath is redacted ; pronounced aloud by President Bailly, — and indeed in such a sonorous tone, that the cloud of witnesses, even outdoors, hear it, and bellow response to it.
- Full of sound and rich, as in language or verse.
- 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.
- Wordy or grandiloquent.
capable of giving out a deep resonant sound
full of sound and rich, as in language or verse