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Soniferous

[sə-NIF-ə-rəs]

Part of speech: adjective

Origin: Latin, early 18th century

1.

That conveys or bears sound.

2.

That produces (a lot of) sound.

Examples of Soniferous in a sentence

"The bell is so soniferous it can be heard from the edge of town."

"We need a more soniferous system to reach the full crowd."

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About Soniferous

This is a pretty high-falutin' way to say "it's loud." In Latin, "son" words have to do with sound and "ifer" means bearing or carrying. Add an "-ous" in English and you have an adjective describing something carrying sound. It could be any old sound, but it's most often LOUD.

Did you Know?

If you followed the Grateful Dead in the '70s you would have witnessed the soniferous display of "The Wall of Sound," a massive PA system thought to be the largest of its time. This soniferous system of amps, speakers, subwoofers, and tweeters stood over three stories tall and 100 feet wide.

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