/seuh nawr"i tee, -nor"-/, n., pl. sonorities.
the condition or quality of being resonant or sonorous.
[1515-25; < ML sonoritas < LL: melodiousness, equiv. to L sonor(us) (see SONOROUS) + -itas -ITY]

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