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Part of speech: adjective

Origin: Greek, early 17th century


(Of a person's voice) Loud and powerful.

Examples of Stentorian in a sentence

"A successful candidate requires a stentorian voice that carries above the cheering crowds."

"It was a surprise to hear a stentorian voice coming from such a small body."

About Stentorian

Stentorian is an adjective to describe a loud, booming voice. "Stentor" is the proper noun from Homer's "Iliad," but "stentor" is a common noun for anyone with a powerful voice.

Did you Know?

Thank Homer for this one. In the classic epic poem the "Iliad,” Stentor is the name of the herald who delivered proclamations to the Greek army during the Trojan War. It was said that his voice was as loud as 50 men together, but you don't have to be quite that loud to be called "stentorian."

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