Sonic vs Sonorous - What's the difference?

sonic | sonorous |


As adjectives the difference between sonic and sonorous

is that sonic is of or relating to sound while sonorous is capable of giving out a deep, resonant sound.

sonic

English

Adjective

(head)
  • of or relating to sound
  • having a speed approaching that of the speed of sound in air
  • See also

    * hypersonic * subsonic * supersonic * transonic * ultrasonic

    Anagrams

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    sonorous

    English

    Alternative forms

    * sonourous (rare)

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Capable of giving out a deep, resonant sound.
  • * {{quote-book
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  • Full of sound and rich, as in language or verse.
  • * Addison
  • The Italian opera, amidst all the meanness and familiarity of the thoughts, has something beautiful and sonorous in the expression.
  • * E. Everett
  • There is nothing of the artificial Johnsonian balance in his style. It is as often marked by a pregnant brevity as by a sonorous amplitude.
  • Wordy or grandiloquent.