Pronunciation: stěn-tôr'ē-ən, -tōr'-
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.
"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
Monday, July 28, 2008