Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Wondrous Words Wednesday

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Wondrous Word Wednesday is hosted by Kathy of BermudaOnion

As I have been reading fairly easy books, I didn't find many words. Only one I didn't know. That too from The Secret Hour by Luanne Rice.

Stentorian (Page 295): "What," the Judge asked, his tone stentorian, "are you going to do about it?"

adj.

Extremely loud: a stentorian voice. See synonims at loud.

[After Stentor, a loud-voiced Greek herald in the Iliad.]

10 comments:

Snowbell said...

I knew it and like it - the word is sooo... loud :)

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Julie P. said...

That's a very cool word and I like learning the origin as well!

lilly said...

I would never have thought that 'stentorian' has anything to do with loud. Cool!

Tea said...

I've seen "stentorian." Had no idea what it meant. Thanks.

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Margot at Joyfully Retired said...

I like stentorian. Nice to know it came from the Illiad.

Lisa notes... said...

Stentorian - I'd like to remember that one. I've looked it up before, but it didn't stick. Maybe next time...

Beth said...

I like the sound of stentorian. Neat to know the origin as well.

bermudaonion said...

I've been known to use a stentorian voice since both of my parents are hard of hearing. Great word! It's new to me. Thanks for participating!

Jo-Jo said...

Now stentorian is a word I think I could use! Thanks for sharing it.

Deanna/ibeeeg said...

I like that word. Stentorian looks like it sounds loud.

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