Stentorian Sten*to"ri*an, a. [L. stentoreus; cf. Gr. ?.] Of or pertaining to a stentor; extremely loud; powerful; as, a stentorian voice; stentorian lungs. [1913 Webster]

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  • stentorian — index powerful Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • stentorian — of powerful voice, c.1600, from Stentor, legendary Greek herald in the Trojan War, whose voice (described in the Iliad ) was as loud as 50 men. His name is from Gk. stenein groan, moan, from PIE imitative root * (s)ten , source of O.E. þunor… …   Etymology dictionary

  • stentorian — *loud, earsplitting, hoarse, raucous, strident, stertorous Analogous words: resounding, orotund, *resonant: *vociferous, clamorous, blatant: harsh, *rough …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • stentorian — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (of a person s voice) loud and powerful. ORIGIN from Stentor, a herald in the Trojan War …   English terms dictionary

  • stentorian — [sten tôr′ē ən] adj. [ STENTOR + IAN] very loud …   English World dictionary

  • stentorian — [[t]stentɔ͟ːriən[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n A stentorian voice is very loud and strong. [FORMAL] He bellowed in a stentorian voice. Syn: strident …   English dictionary

  • stentorian — adjective Date: 1605 extremely loud < stentorian tones > Synonyms: see loud …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • stentorian — stentorianly, adv. /sten tawr ee euhn, tohr /, adj. very loud or powerful in sound: a stentorian voice. [1595 1605; STENTOR + IAN] * * * …   Universalium

  • stentorian — adjective /stɛnˈtɔː.ri.ən/ (of a voice) loud, powerful, booming, suitable for giving speeches to large crowds. There seemed no one to dispute his claims when he said, or rather shouted, in stentorian tones: I am Tsa. This is my she. Who wishes… …   Wiktionary

  • stentorian — adj. Stentorian is used with these nouns: ↑tone, ↑voice …   Collocations dictionary

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