• WordNet 3.6
    • n stertor the act of snoring or producing a snoring sound
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n stertor A heavy snoring sound which accompanies inspiration in certain diseases. Compare stertorous.
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In literature:

The Banker snored stertorously from his mattress in a corner of the room.
"The Girl in the Golden Atom" by Raymond King Cummings
Now his breathing was what doctors call stertorous, heavy and oppressed.
"Sail Ho!" by George Manville Fenn
In his corner of the compartment Blake slumbered stertorously.
"The Grell Mystery" by Frank Froest
There was something ominous about the spasmodic and stertorous breathing.
"Joan of Arc of the North Woods" by Holman Day
The breathing became less stertorous and laboured.
"The Pools of Silence" by H. de Vere Stacpoole
He seemed in a profound stupor, but there was no stertorous breathing.
"Ladies-In-Waiting" by Kate Douglas Wiggin
The giant Pietro lay, breathing stertorously, at his feet.
"My Shipmate--Columbus" by Stephen Wilder
The only difference noticeable to Leslie was that the man's breathing seemed to be somewhat stertorous.
"Dick Leslie's Luck" by Harry Collingwood
He sleeps without stertor.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
He was asleep in his usual corner, breathing stertorously, his head against the wall.
"The Belovéd Vagabond" by William J. Locke