Meaning of sonority in English:



mass noun
  • 1The quality or fact of being sonorous.

    • ‘Enescu's compatriot, Mihaela Martin, handles well the composer's demands for texture and sonority.’
    • ‘Portugheis projected a rich sonority despite the fact that the keyboard was evidently bathed in sweat.’
    • ‘Yet thanks to the engaging performance the exciting momentum and colourful sonority contributed to the impression that this version can indeed stand as a successful independent chamber work.’
    • ‘Kvapil is a first-rank pianist with profound awareness of sonority and colour, yet also coherence and energy, and imbued with a heartfelt affinity for Czech music.’
    • ‘The texture and sonority is indeed largely the point.’
    1. 1.1Phonetics The relative loudness of a speech sound.
      ‘‘bee’ has greater sonority than ‘pin’’
      • ‘There may certainly be independent grounds for categorizing segments as vowels or consonants, in terms of their inherent sonority and phonological dependence, for example.’