Sonic vs Sonorous - What's the difference?
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.
of or relating to sound
having a speed approaching that of the speed of sound in air
* sonourous (rare)
Capable of giving out a deep, resonant sound.
, year= 1837
, url= http://books.google.com/books?id=DfIsAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA162
, chapter= Mercury de Breze
, location= New York
, volume= 2
, page= 162
, passage= The Oath is redacted ; pronounced aloud by President Bailly, — and indeed in such a sonorous
tone, that the cloud of witnesses, even outdoors, hear it, and bellow response to it.
Full of sound and rich, as in language or verse.
* E. Everett
- The Italian opera, amidst all the meanness and familiarity of the thoughts, has something beautiful and sonorous in the expression.
Wordy or grandiloquent.
- 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.