adjective Etymology: Latin canorus, from canor melody, from canere to sing — more at chant Date: 1646 pleasant sounding ; melodiouscanorously adverbcanorousness noun

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  • Canorous — Ca*no rous, a. [L. canorus, from nor melody, fr. canere to sing.] Melodious; musical. Birds that are most canorous. Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] A long, lound, and canorous peal of laughter. De Quincey. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • canorous — [kə nôr′əs] adj. [L canorus < canor, a tune < canere, sing: see CHANT] Rare pleasing in sound; melodious; musical canorously adv …   English World dictionary

  • canorous — canorously, adv. canorousness, n. /keuh nawr euhs, nohr /, adj. melodious; musical. [1640 50; < L canorus, equiv. to canor (s. of canor song, equiv. to can(ere) to sing + or OR1) + us OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • canorous — adjective a) melodious b) resonant …   Wiktionary

  • canorous — adj. melodic, pleasant to ear …   English contemporary dictionary

  • canorous — [kə nɔ:rəs] adjective rare melodious or resonant. Origin C17: from L. canorus (from canere sing ) + ous …   English new terms dictionary

  • canorous — a. Musical, tuneful …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • canorous — ca·no·rous …   English syllables

  • canorous — ca•no•rous [[t]kəˈnɔr əs, ˈnoʊr [/t]] adj. melodious; musical • Etymology: 1640–50; < L canōrus, der. of canor song =can(ere) to sing + or or I; see ous ca•no′rous•ly, adv. ca•no′rous•ness, n …   From formal English to slang

  • canorous — /kəˈnɔrəs/ (say kuh nawruhs) adjective melodious; musical. {Latin canōrus} –canorously, adverb –canorousness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

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