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sonorous

 [sah-no´rus, son´ah-rus]
resonant; sounding.

sonorous

(sō-nō′rŭs) [L.]
Giving forth a loud and rounded sound.
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Following Aures (1985c, Equation 11), we define the pure sonorousness [T.sub.p] of a sonority as the normalized quadratic sum of the audibilities of its pure-tone components:(8)
The complex sonorousness [T.sub.c] of a sonority is given by the audibility of its most audible complex-tone component--that is, the extent to which the harmonic series is audibly embedded in the sonority: [T.sub.c] = [k.sub.c] ma[x.sub.P] {[A.sub.c] (P)}.
The result may then be combined with sonorousness, to produce an estimate of overall consonance-dissonance.
Like roughness and sonorousness, pitch commonality and pitch proximity (the inverse of pitch distance) may be combined to produce a measure of the overall tonal relationship between any two sonorities in a composition.
A more sophisticated procedure could include limitations on sensory consonance (roughness, sonorousness) or other requirements stipulated by a composer.
In composition, a family of sonorities containing embedded harmonic fragments of this kind might be produced by generating all possible sonorities whose sonorousness lies in a given range, where sonorousness is formulated as maximum complex-tone audibility (see Equation 10).
Following this tradition, progressions of nonharmonic tonal sonorities may be composed by first imposing specific limits on the consonance/dissonance of each sonority according to psychoacoustically based indices such as roughness and sonorousness. A kind of tonal vocabulary may then be established by identifying all possible sonorities within these limits (cf.