Sonority

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Sonority may refer to:

  • sound
  • sonority hierarchy, a ranking of speech sounds (or phones) by amplitude
  • In music theory, a chord, particularly when speaking of non-traditional harmonies
  • Audio management software, produced by Olympus

Syllables are associated with peaks of sonority (i.e., every syllable corresponds to a single sonority peak).

The sonority of a sound is its relative loudness compared to other sounds. A sonority peak occurs when there is little or no obstruction to airflow and the peak is relatively loud.