Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Extremely loud: a stentorian voice. See Synonyms at loud.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Loud, powerful, booming, suitable for giving speeches to large crowds.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to a stentor; extremely loud; powerful.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Resembling the voice of Stentor (see stentor, etymology); extremely loud or powerful in sound.
  • Able to utter a very loud sound: as, stentorian lungs.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. used of the voice

Etymologies

After Stentor, a loud-voiced Greek herald in the Iliad.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Stentor, from Ancient Greek Στέντωρ (Stentōr) + -ian. Stentor was the herald of the Greek forces in the Iliad, noted for his loud voice. (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • Is it like a Cape Horn voice? *ponders*

    August 16, 2008

  • Also, a microscopic protozoan which bears a marked resemblance to a trumpet.

    In fact, Stentor is not mentioned in the Iliad but is only referenced when Hera speaks in Book V, 'with a voice like Stentor, as loud as fifty other men'.

    August 16, 2008

  • Really logos? That's cool! I never heard that before.

    August 16, 2008

  • Stentor: a Greek herald in the Trojan War. It is a solid, manly word indeed.

    August 16, 2008

  • Extremely loud. (from Phrontistery)

    May 23, 2008