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 for sonorous
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sonorous \So*no"rous\, a. [L. sonorus, fr. sonor, -oris, a
     sound, akin to sonus a sound. See Sound.]
     1. Giving sound when struck; resonant; as, sonorous metals.
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     2. Loud-sounding; giving a clear or loud sound; as, a
        sonorous voice.
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     3. Yielding sound; characterized by sound; vocal; sonant; as,
        the vowels are sonorous.
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     4. Impressive in sound; high-sounding.
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              The Italian opera, amidst all the meanness and
              familiarty of the thoughts, has something beautiful
              and sonorous in the expression.       --Addison.
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              There is nothing of the artificial Johnsonian
              balance in his style. It is as often marked by a
              pregnant brevity as by a sonorous amplitude. --E.
                                                    Everett.
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     5. (Med.) Sonant; vibrant; hence, of sounds produced in a
        cavity, deep-toned; as, sonorous rhonchi.
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     Sonorous figures (Physics), figures formed by the
        vibrations of a substance capable of emitting a musical
        tone, as when the bow of a violin is drawn along the edge
        of a piece of glass or metal on which sand is strewed, and
        the sand arranges itself in figures according to the
        musical tone. Called also acoustic figures.
  
     Sonorous tumor (Med.), a tumor which emits a clear,
        resonant sound on percussion.
        [1913 Webster] -- So*no"rous*ly, adv. --
        So*no"rous*ness, n.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  sonorous
      adj 1: full and loud and deep; "heavy sounds"; "a herald chosen
             for his sonorous voice" [syn: heavy, sonorous]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  143 Moby Thesaurus words for "sonorous":
     Gongoresque, Johnsonian, achingly sweet, affected, agreeable,
     agreeable-sounding, appealing, ariose, arioso, aureate, bedizened,
     big-sounding, bombastic, booming, canorous, cantabile, catchy,
     clangorous, clattery, consonant, convoluted, deafening,
     declamatory, droning, dulcet, ear-piercing, ear-rending,
     ear-splitting, earthshaking, elevated, euphonic, euphonious,
     euphonous, euphuistic, fine-toned, flamboyant, flaming, flashy,
     flaunting, flowery, forte, fortissimo, full, fulsome, garish,
     gaudy, golden, golden-tongued, golden-voiced, grandiloquent,
     grandiose, grandisonant, high-flowing, high-flown, high-flying,
     high-sounding, highfalutin, honeyed, inkhorn, labyrinthine,
     lexiphanic, lofty, loud, loud-sounding, loudish, lurid,
     magniloquent, melic, mellifluent, mellifluous, mellisonant, mellow,
     melodic, melodious, meretricious, monotone, monotonic,
     music-flowing, music-like, musical, noiseful, oratorical, orotund,
     ostentatious, overblown, overdone, overelaborate, overinvolved,
     overwrought, pealing, pedantic, piercing, plangent, pleasant,
     pleasant-sounding, pompous, pretentious, pulsing, rackety,
     resonant, resonating, resounding, rhetorical, rich, ringing,
     rolling, rotund, round, sensational, sensationalistic, sententious,
     showy, silver-toned, silver-tongued, silver-voiced, silvery,
     singable, songful, songlike, soniferous, sounded, sounding,
     stentoraphonic, stentorian, stentorious, stilted, sweet,
     sweet-flowing, sweet-sounding, tall, throbbing, thunderous, tonal,
     toneless, tonitruant, tonitruous, tortuous, tunable, tuneful,
     uproarious, vibrant, vibrating, window-rattling
  
  

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