Word of the Day :

stentorian :


extremely loud 

The foreman barked out his orders in a stentorian tone that could be heardclearly over the din of the factory‘s machinery

“[LawrenceTanter … was the firstvoice to stand out among the bedlamwhen the Lakers came from behindto beat Boston in Game 7 of the 2010Finals. He said simply in his stentorian way, ‘Number 16.'” — MikeBresnahanLos Angeles TimesMarch 14, 2015

Did you know?
The Greek herald Stentor was knownfor having a voice that came throughloud and clear. In fact, in the IliadHomer described Stentor as a man whose voice was as loud as that of fifty men togetherStentor‘s powerfulvoice made him a natural choice for delivering announcements and proclamations to the assembledGreek army during the Trojan War, and it also made his name a bywordfor any person with a loudstrongvoiceBoth the noun stentor and the related adjective stentorian pay homage to the big-voiced warrior, and both have been making noise in English since the early 17th century.


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