Definition for SO-NO'ROUS

SO-NO'ROUS, a. [L. sonorus, from sonus, sound.]

  1. Giving sound when struck. Metals are sonorous bodies.
  2. Loud sounding; giving a clear or loud sound; as, a sonorous voice.
  3. Yielding sound; as, the vowels are sonorous. – Dryden.
  4. High sounding; magnificent of sound. The Italian opera, amidst all the meanness and familiarity of the thoughts, has something beautiful and sonorous in the expression. – Addison.

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