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Word of the Day - for Toastmasters everywhere
Wednesday 20th June 2018
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stentorian (adjective) loud-voiced

Loud-voiced, powerful or declamatory in tone.

Markby hurriedly opened his hymn-book and burst into a stentorian 'Hark the Herald Angels Sing', considerably disconcerting the old lady in front of him.

Ann Granger, A Season for Murder. Amazon

The fighting cocks lived in the house with us, sleeping under their owners sarongs, and periodically exploded, at all hours, with stentorian 'cock-a-doodle-doos' or, rather, their Indonesian equivalent, for here, of course, the animals speak differently.

Lawrence Blair and Lorne Blair, Ring of Fire. Amazon

At 7.50 A.M. came the stentorian "Rise and shine!" of the night-watchman, and a curious assortment of cat-calls, beating on pots and pans and fragmentary chaff.

Douglas Mawson, The Home of the Blizzard. Amazon

You remember how he stormed and he raged in stentorian tones, I'm sure well over the allowable decibels of safety.

Mr McDiarmid, British Columbia Hansard, 19 February 1970. B.C. Hansard

Mr. Smith is paradoxical, down to his tone: If there could be such a thing as a stentorian mumble, he has it.

Ben Ratliff, The New York Times, 28 May 2007, New York Times
reviewing Von Südenfed's CD Tromatic Reflexxions. Amazon CD

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