\ \ [17] Stentor was a Greek warrior in the Trojan war, whose abnormally loud voice earned him the job of herald (his name was derived from the Greek verb sténeingroan, moan’). Stentorian, based on late Latin stentoreus or Greek stentóreios, commemorates his carrying tones.

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  • Stentorian — Sten*to ri*an, a. [L. stentoreus; cf. Gr. ?.] Of or pertaining to a stentor; extremely loud; powerful; as, a stentorian voice; stentorian lungs. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • stentorian — of powerful voice, c.1600, from Stentor, legendary Greek herald in the Trojan War, whose voice (described in the Iliad ) was as loud as 50 men. His name is from Gk. stenein groan, moan, from PIE imitative root * (s)ten , source of O.E. þunor… …   Etymology dictionary

  • stentorian — *loud, earsplitting, hoarse, raucous, strident, stertorous Analogous words: resounding, orotund, *resonant: *vociferous, clamorous, blatant: harsh, *rough …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • stentorian — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (of a person s voice) loud and powerful. ORIGIN from Stentor, a herald in the Trojan War …   English terms dictionary

  • stentorian — [sten tôr′ē ən] adj. [ STENTOR + IAN] very loud …   English World dictionary

  • stentorian — [[t]stentɔ͟ːriən[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n A stentorian voice is very loud and strong. [FORMAL] He bellowed in a stentorian voice. Syn: strident …   English dictionary

  • stentorian — adjective Date: 1605 extremely loud < stentorian tones > Synonyms: see loud …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • stentorian — stentorianly, adv. /sten tawr ee euhn, tohr /, adj. very loud or powerful in sound: a stentorian voice. [1595 1605; STENTOR + IAN] * * * …   Universalium

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