Sono'rous. adj. [sonore, French; sonorus, Latin.]
- Loud sounding; giving loud or shrill sound. Bodies are distinguished as sonorous or unsonorous.
All the while
Sonorous metal blowing martial sounds;
At which the universal host up-sent
A shout that tore hell's concave. Milton's Paradise Lost.
- 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 on Italy.