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.
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2. Loud-sounding; giving a clear or loud sound; as, a sonorous voice.
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3. Yielding sound; characterized by sound; vocal; sonant; as, the vowels are sonorous.
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4. Impressive in sound; high-sounding.
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The Italian opera, amidst all the meanness and familiarty of the thoughts, has something beautiful and sonorous in the expression.
Addison.
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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.
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5. (Med.) Sonant; vibrant; hence, of sounds produced in a cavity, deep-toned; as, sonorous rhonchi.
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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.
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-- So*no"rous*ly, adv. -- So*no"rous*ness, n.
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