sonority
Pronunciation
  • (non-weak vowel) IPA: /səˈnɑɹɪti/, /səˈnɔːɹɪti/
  • (weak vowel) IPA: /səˈnɑɹəti/, /səˈnɔːɹəti/

Noun

sonority

  1. The property of being sonorous.
    • 1979, High Fidelity Musical America (volume 29, issue 2, page 127)
      Another quality that bothers me is Brendel's inconsistent sonority. The treble is hard and pingy; the midrange is weighed down with a booming bass.
  2. (linguistics, phonetics) Relative loudness (of a speech sound); degree of being sonorous.



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