Sonorousness
Sonorous So*no"rous, a. [L. sonorus, fr. sonor, -oris, a sound, akin to sonus a sound. See {Sound}.] 1. Giving sound when struck; resonant; as, sonorous metals. [1913 Webster]

2. Loud-sounding; giving a clear or loud sound; as, a sonorous voice. [1913 Webster]

3. Yielding sound; characterized by sound; vocal; sonant; as, the vowels are sonorous. [1913 Webster]

4. Impressive in sound; high-sounding. [1913 Webster]

The Italian opera, amidst all the meanness and familiarty of the thoughts, has something beautiful and sonorous in the expression. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

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. --E. Everett. [1913 Webster]

5. (Med.) Sonant; vibrant; hence, of sounds produced in a cavity, deep-toned; as, sonorous rhonchi. [1913 Webster]

{Sonorous figures} (Physics), figures formed by the vibrations of a substance capable of emitting a musical tone, as when the bow of a violin is drawn along the edge of a piece of glass or metal on which sand is strewed, and the sand arranges itself in figures according to the musical tone. Called also {acoustic figures}.

{Sonorous tumor} (Med.), a tumor which emits a clear, resonant sound on percussion. [1913 Webster] -- {So*no"rous*ly}, adv. -- {So*no"rous*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


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  • sonorousness — sonorous ► ADJECTIVE 1) (of a sound) deep and full. 2) (of speech) using imposing or grandiose language. DERIVATIVES sonority noun sonorously adverb sonorousness noun. ORIGIN from Latin sonor sound …   English terms dictionary

  • sonorousness — noun see sonorous …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sonorousness — See sonorously. * * * …   Universalium

  • sonorousness — noun Sonority …   Wiktionary

  • sonorousness — sono·rous·ness …   English syllables

  • sonorousness — noun having the character of a loud deep sound; the quality of being resonant • Syn: ↑plangency, ↑resonance, ↑reverberance, ↑ringing, ↑sonority, ↑vibrancy • Derivationally related forms: ↑v …   Useful english dictionary

  • sound — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) I adj. whole, undamaged; healthy, robust; logical, true, valid, reliable, honorable, trust worthy; solvent; strong, firm; thorough; unbroken. See perfection, health, stability.Ant., unsound, unhealthy,… …   English dictionary for students

  • Sound — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Sound >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 sound sound noise strain Sgm: N 1 accent accent twang intonation tone Sgm: N 1 cadence cadence Sgm: N 1 sonorousness sonorousness …   English dictionary for students

  • plangency — noun having the character of a loud deep sound; the quality of being resonant • Syn: ↑resonance, ↑reverberance, ↑ringing, ↑sonorousness, ↑sonority, ↑vibrancy • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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