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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 so·no·rous /səˈnorəs, ˈnɔr; ˈsɑnərəs/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 So·no·rous a.
 1. Giving sound when struck; resonant; as, sonorous metals.
 2. Loud-sounding; giving a clear or loud sound; as, a sonorous voice.
 3. Yielding sound; characterized by sound; vocal; sonant; as, the vowels are sonorous.
 4. Impressive in sound; high-sounding.
    The Italian opera, amidst all the meanness and familiarty of the thoughts, has something beautiful and sonorous in the expression.   --Addison.
    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.
 5. Med. Sonant; vibrant; hence, of sounds produced in a cavity, deep-toned; as, sonorous rhonchi.
 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.
 -- So*no*rous*ly, adv. -- So*no*rous*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

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