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Definition of "stentor" [sten•tor]

  • Any of several trumpet-shaped, ciliate protozoans of the genus Stentor, living in dark freshwater pools and feeding chiefly on smaller microorganisms. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "stentor" in a sentence
  • "Fond of a drink, which may have been the cause of her loud behaviour, Elizabeth was described as Amazonian, of huge size, with masculine features and the voice of a stentor.12 It seems clear to us in the twenty-first century that Charlotte and Elizabeth were harmless eccentrics who certainly did not belong in a mental hospital, or even in custody."
  • "Once more opening his mouth and shutting his eyes, and laughing like a stentor, Kit gradually backed to the door, and roared himself out."
  • "November 30th, 2004 at 4:39 pm i agree with stentor and mythago, and posted a response on my blog much more wordy than the succinct comments :."