sonority 1620s, from Fr. sonorité or directly from L. sonoritas, from sonorus (see SONOROUS (Cf. sonorous)).

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  • Sonority — may refer to: *sound *sonority hierarchy, a ranking of speech sounds (or phones) by amplitude *In music theory, a chord, particularly when speaking of non traditional harmonies …   Wikipedia

  • Sonority — So*nor i*ty, n. [L. sonoritas.] The quality or state of being sonorous; sonorousness. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sonority — [sə nôrə tē, sō nôrə tē] n. pl. sonorities [< Fr or LL: Fr sonorité < LL sonoritas] quality, state, or instance of being sonorous; resonance …   English World dictionary

  • sonority — [[t]sənɒ̱rɪti, AM nɔ͟ːr [/t]] sonorities N UNCOUNT: also N in pl The sonority of a sound is its deep, rich quality. [FORMAL] The lower strings contribute a splendid richness of sonority …   English dictionary

  • sonority — skambesys statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. sonority; sonorousness vok. Klang, m rus. звонкость, f; звучание, n pranc. sonorité, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • sonority — sonorous ► ADJECTIVE 1) (of a sound) deep and full. 2) (of speech) using imposing or grandiose language. DERIVATIVES sonority noun sonorously adverb sonorousness noun. ORIGIN from Latin sonor sound …   English terms dictionary

  • Sonority Sequencing Principle — The Sonority Sequencing Principle (SSP) is a phonotactic principle that aims to outline the structure of a syllable in terms of sonority.In any syllable, the center of the syllable, namely the syllable nucleus, or the vowel, constitutes a… …   Wikipedia

  • Sonority hierarchy — A sonority hierarchy or sonority scale is a ranking of speech sounds (or phones) by amplitude. For example, if you say the vowel a, you will produce much louder sound than if you say the plosive t. Sonority hierarchies are especially important… …   Wikipedia

  • sonority — noun (plural ties) Date: circa 1623 1. the quality or state of being sonorous ; resonance 2. a sonorous tone or speech …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sonority — См. sonorità 2 …   Пятиязычный словарь лингвистических терминов

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