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sonorous
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
full and deep sounding
  • One of Lydgate's gifts was a voice habitually deep and sonorous, yet capable of becoming very low and gentle at the right moment.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (2% in)
  • Any one may give their remarks an interrogative turn," he continued, his sonorousness rising with his style.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (91% in)
  • " Then turning the page, he began sonorously—"The course of four centuries has well-nigh elapsed since the series of events which are related in the following chapters took place on the Continent."
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (92% in)
  • He pronounced the last truly admirable word with the accent on the last syllable, not as unaware of vulgar usage, but feeling that this novel delivery enhanced the sonorous beauty which his reading had given to the whole.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (92% in)

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