: extremely loud
The foreman barked out his orders in a stentorian tone that could be heardclearly over the din of the factory‘s machinery.
“[Lawrence] Tanter … 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.'” — MikeBresnahan, Los Angeles Times, March 14, 2015
Did you know?
The Greek herald Stentor was knownfor having a voice that came throughloud and clear. In fact, in the Iliad, Homer described Stentor as a man whose voice was as loud as that of fifty men together. Stentor‘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 loud, strongvoice. Both 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.