Monday, July 28, 2008

Word of the Day


Pronunciation: stěn-tôr'ē-ən, -tōr'-
Function: adjective
Etymology: from Stentor, a Greek herald in the Trojan War. According to Homer's Iliad, his voice was as loud as that of fifty men combined.
Extremely loud.

"Then a stentorian voice blared an all-points bulletin: 'Calling the G-men! Calling all Americans to war on the underworld!'"

— Strobe Talbott, "Resisting the Gangbusters Option", Time, October 15, 1990

Thanks to Constant Comment for today's WOTD entry

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