Sonorous meaning

sŏnər-əs, sə-nôr-
The definition of sonorous is making a sound, particularly a very deep sound with a rich quality.

An example of something sonorous is the voice of James Earl Jones when he announces CNN or plays Darth Vader in Star Wars.

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Having or producing sound.
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Producing or capable of producing sound, esp. sound of full, deep, or rich quality; resonant.
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Having or producing a full, deep, or rich sound.
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Full, deep, or rich.
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Having a powerful, impressive sound; high-sounding.

Sonorous prose.

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Produced in the manner of a sonorant.
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Impressive in style of speech.

A sonorous oration.

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Full of sound and rich, as in language or verse.
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(phonet.) Having a degree of resonant tonality.
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Capable of giving out a deep, resonant sound.
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Origin of sonorous

  • From Latin sonōrus from sonor sound from sonāre to sound swen- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin sonorus from sonor sound.

    From Wiktionary