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Definition full and deep sounding
  • The candidate discussed weighty matters in rich, sonorous tones.
sonorous = (of sound:) full and deep
  • I prefer traditional sonorous chords to the dissonant chords with which she likes to experiment.
  • The silence was broken by the village crier beating his sonorous ogene.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • sonorous = full and deep sounding
  • ...while the voice died in sonorous echoes between the walls.
    William Faulkner  --  The Sound and the Fury
  • sonorous = full and deep sounding
  • A sonorous voice said, "Welcome to Jurassic Park."
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • sonorous = full and deep sounding
  • Gitl began reciting the Kaddish, rocking back and forth on the sleeping shelf with the sonorous words, and the prayer was like the tolling of a death bell.
    Jane Yolen  --  The Devils Arithmetic
  • sonorous = full and deep sounding
  • Soon Art's sonorous breathing rumbled out of sync with her frustration, and she lay wide-eyed in the dark.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter's Daughter
  • sonorous = full and deep sounding
  • In the morning I was awakened by the sonorous voice of my companion ringing in my ears and bidding me rise.
    Melville, Herman  --  Typee
  • "My friends," said D'Herblay, in a grave and sonorous voice, ...
    Dumas, Alexandre  --  The Man in the Iron Mask
  • The note became more rapid, more sonorous.
    Pater, Walter Horatio  --  The Guardian
  • Bhaer laughed his sonorous laugh, and Jo cried out, with a scandalized face.
    Alcott, Louisa May  --  Little Women
  • a herald chosen for his sonorous voice
  • Mousqueton was a Norman, whose pacific name of Boniface his master had changed into the infinitely more sonorous name of Mousqueton.
    Dumas, Alexandre  --  The Three Musketeers
  • in a voice of sonorous complaint on the instant of his rising.
    Dickens, Charles  --  Bleak House
  • And he ended his speech with the sonorous cry of his craft.
    McSpadden, J. Walker  --  Robin Hood
  • Twelve times did the iron register of time beat on the sonorous bell-metal, summoning the ghosts to rise and walk their nightly round.
    Fielding, Henry  --  The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling
  • At this moment Diana joined in the conversation by a sonorous barking.
    Verne, Jules  --  Round The Moon
  • This rare specimen of eloquence terminated with the following sonorous phrases bubbling over with patriotism:
    Verne, Jules  --  Five Weeks in a Balloon
  • Her glance wandered from his face away toward the Gulf, whose sonorous murmur reached her like a loving but imperative entreaty.
    Chopin, Kate  --  The Awakening and Selected Short Stories
  • Mighty and sonorous was the music above our heads as the winds of the night stirred the great boughs tossing athwart the starlit sky.
    Montgomery, Lucy Maud  --  The Golden Road

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