stentorian

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj stentorian used of the voice
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Stentorian Of or pertaining to a stentor; extremely loud; powerful; as, a stentorian voice; stentorian lungs.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • stentorian Resembling the voice of Stentor (see stentor, etymology); extremely loud or powerful in sound.
    • stentorian Able to utter a very loud sound: as, stentorian lungs.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Stentorian very loud or powerful
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. stentoreus,; cf. Gr.
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr.

Usage

In literature:

This was broken by a stentorian shout, and men and maids fell into places.
"A Little Girl in Old Detroit" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
A great bustling about was heard outside, in the midst of which resounded Squire John's stentorian voice.
"A Hungarian Nabob" by Maurus Jókai
He could hear his comrade as he scrambled up; the rasping of his feet against the rocks, and his stentorian breathing.
"The Lone Ranche" by Captain Mayne Reid
And then a stentorian voice rose above the din.
"Fifty-Two Stories For Girls" by Various
Now this cheerful stentorian voice was just a little shaky for once, and his eyes were moist.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 109, November, 1866" by Various
But a stentorian shout from Captain Jeb put an end to the altercation.
"Killykinick" by Mary T. Waggaman
Instantly the stentorian announcement rang out from the megaphone.
"The Panchronicon" by Harold Steele Mackaye
Such a stentorian, long-winded cry!
"Birds in the Bush" by Bradford Torrey
An instant later I heard his stentorian voice in the hall.
"The Love Story of Abner Stone" by Edwin Carlile Litsey
He burst forth into peals of stentorian laughter.
"The Cryptogram" by James De Mille
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In poetry:

Therefore let all her lieges shout and cheer,
"God Save our Gracious Queen!" for many a year;
let such be the cry in the peasant's cot, the hall,
With stentorian voices, as loud as they can bawl.
"An Ode to the Queen on Her Jubilee Year" by William Topaz McGonagall