Sonorous

Definition of Sonorous

So`no´rous
a.1.Giving sound when struck; resonant; as, sonorous metals.
2.Loud-sounding; giving a clear or loud sound; as, a sonorous voice.
3.Yielding sound; characterized by sound; vocal; sonant; as, the vowels are sonorous.
4.Impressive in sound; high-sounding.
The Italian opera, amidst all the meanness and familiarty of the thoughts, has something beautiful and sonorous in the expression.
- Addison.
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.
5.(Med.) Sonant; vibrant; hence, of sounds produced in a cavity, deep-toned; as, sonorous rhonchi.
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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