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Wordnet 3.0


1. full and loud and deep;
- Example: "heavy sounds"
- Example: "a herald chosen for his sonorous voice"
[syn: heavy, sonorous]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

sonorous adj 1: full and loud and deep; "heavy sounds"; "a herald chosen for his sonorous voice" [syn: heavy, sonorous]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

143 Moby Thesaurus words for "sonorous": Gongoresque, Johnsonian, achingly sweet, affected, agreeable, agreeable-sounding, appealing, ariose, arioso, aureate, bedizened, big-sounding, bombastic, booming, canorous, cantabile, catchy, clangorous, clattery, consonant, convoluted, deafening, declamatory, droning, dulcet, ear-piercing, ear-rending, ear-splitting, earthshaking, elevated, euphonic, euphonious, euphonous, euphuistic, fine-toned, flamboyant, flaming, flashy, flaunting, flowery, forte, fortissimo, full, fulsome, garish, gaudy, golden, golden-tongued, golden-voiced, grandiloquent, grandiose, grandisonant, high-flowing, high-flown, high-flying, high-sounding, highfalutin, honeyed, inkhorn, labyrinthine, lexiphanic, lofty, loud, loud-sounding, loudish, lurid, magniloquent, melic, mellifluent, mellifluous, mellisonant, mellow, melodic, melodious, meretricious, monotone, monotonic, music-flowing, music-like, musical, noiseful, oratorical, orotund, ostentatious, overblown, overdone, overelaborate, overinvolved, overwrought, pealing, pedantic, piercing, plangent, pleasant, pleasant-sounding, pompous, pretentious, pulsing, rackety, resonant, resonating, resounding, rhetorical, rich, ringing, rolling, rotund, round, sensational, sensationalistic, sententious, showy, silver-toned, silver-tongued, silver-voiced, silvery, singable, songful, songlike, soniferous, sounded, sounding, stentoraphonic, stentorian, stentorious, stilted, sweet, sweet-flowing, sweet-sounding, tall, throbbing, thunderous, tonal, toneless, tonitruant, tonitruous, tortuous, tunable, tuneful, uproarious, vibrant, vibrating, window-rattling