Trel (trellia_chan) wrote in 1word1day,

Wednesday Word: stentorian

stentorian: [sten-tohr-ee-uh n]

adjective: Very loud or powerful in sound, such as a stentorian voice.

etymology: Coined around 1600. From Stentor, the Greek herald in the Trojan War, described in "The Iliad" to have a voice as loud as 50 men. His name comes from the Greek word stenein meaning "groan, moan."
Tags: adj, adjective, greek, literature, s, wordsmith: trellia_chan

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