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Word: sonorous

Definition: resonant; producing a full deep sound; producing sound

Sentences Containing 'sonorous'

(GRAMPUS).--Though this fish, whose loud sonorous breathing, or rather blowing, has furnished a proverb to landsmen, is so well known a denizen of the deep, yet is he not popularly classed among whales.
And so, after having composed, struck out, rejected, added to, unmade, and remade a multitude of names out of his memory and fancy, he decided upon calling him Rocinante, a name, to his thinking, lofty, sonorous, and significant of his condition as a hack before he became what he now was, the first and foremost of all the hacks in the world.
At the same time his love of the marvellous found gratification in the wonders of the "Arabian Nights", and it is further characteristically related of him that he used to carry continually in his waistcoat pocket a miniature copy of "Ossian", passages from which he frequently recited with sonorous elocution and vehement gesticulation.
Haidee looked up abruptly, as if the sonorous tones of Monte Cristo's voice had awakened her from a dream; and she resumed her narrative.
He preceded us to the dining-room--the first room I had entered in that house--and flinging open the door of Mr. Wickfield's former office, said, in a sonorous voice: 'Miss Trotwood, Mr. David Copperfield, Mr. Thomas Traddles, and Mr. Dixon!'
His firm, sonorous, and unexpected voice made every one start.
If he weakly showed the least disposition to hear it, Captain Hopkins, in a loud sonorous voice, gave him every word of it.
In his latest two books "The Sirens Chant" –which has become a non-fiction bestseller in Spain– and "The sonorous imagination" Trias holds that there is a need of a musical turn in the philosophy of the 21st century to make thought change its gravity center, to musical aspects instead of language, since the former represents the most perfect synthesis of beauty and knowledge.
It seemed by the distant hum as if somebody's bees had swarmed, and that the neighbors, according to Virgil's advice, by a faint tintinnabulum upon the most sonorous of their domestic utensils, were endeavoring to call them down into the hive again.
Or, as Raleigh rhymes it in his sonorous way,``From thence our kind hard hearted is, enduring pain and care, Approving that our bodies of a stony nature are.''
Some few words passed between them in that sonorous language in which Homer makes his gods converse.
The alarm calls of both sexes are often a sonorous "whok" but variable grunting notes and raspy screams also seem to indicate alarm.
The call is a deep, sonorous `hoop` as well as a rather rapid `poo-poo-poo-poop` and birds may sit and call for long periods.
The first chord of the piece is made up of sonorous Gs and Ds (open fifths).
The fusion of several styles belonging to different strands of heavy metal such as (among others) doom metal, heavy metal and death metal, are some of the sonorous claims of the band.
The piece features lyrical lines and sonorous harmonies that cover the full range and tessitura of the flute and piano. Syncopated dancing rhythms ornament each movement, intensifying melody and harmony.
The prodigious scarecrow obeyed, and standing up, removed the veil from his face and disclosed the most enormous, the longest, the whitest and the thickest beard that human eyes had ever beheld until that moment, and then fetching up a grave, sonorous voice from the depths of his broad, capacious chest, and fixing his eyes on the duke, he said: "Most high and mighty senor, my name is Trifaldin of the White Beard; I am squire to the Countess Trifaldi, otherwise called the Distressed Duenna, on whose behalf I bear a message to your highness, which is that your magnificence will be pleased to grant her leave and permission to come and tell you her trouble, which is one of the strangest and most wonderful that the mind most familiar with trouble in the world could have imagined; but first she desires to know if the valiant and never vanquished knight, Don Quixote of La Mancha, is in this your castle, for she has come in quest of him on foot and without breaking her fast from the kingdom of Kandy to your realms here; a thing which may and ought to be regarded as a miracle or set down to enchantment; she is even now at the gate of this fortress or plaisance, and only waits for your permission to enter.
The roll of notable recordings and the darkly sonorous sound quality, at once rugged and spacious of many of them, have given the studio near legendary status, especially within the post-punk and synthpop genres.
There is a natural gravity and a sonorous stateliness about Spanish, be it ever so colloquial, that make an absurdity doubly absurd, and give plausibility to the most preposterous statement.
This time with mixes from Ronski Speed and Sonorous.
This was said in excellent Tuscan, and with that soft Roman accent which makes the language of Dante as sonorous as that of Homer.
Very orderly and methodical he looked, with a hand on each knee, and a loud watch ticking a sonorous sermon under his flapped waist coat, as though it pitted its gravity and longevity against the levity and evanescence of the brisk fire.
`I was, indeed,'said the stranger, with a tone of sweet melancholy, and with the sonorous voice peculiar to the East.''

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