absonous

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin absonus, from ab- (away) + sonus (sound).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

absonous (comparative more absonous, superlative most absonous)

  1. (obsolete) Discordant; inharmonious; incongruous. [Attested from the early 17th century until the mid 18th century.][1]
    • Glanvill:
      absonous to our reason

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 9
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