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cănōrus , a, um, adj. canor,
I.of or pertaining to melody, melodious, harmonious, euphonious; neutr. or act. (of sound, men, animals, instruments, etc.; class. in prose and poetry).
I. Neutr.: “profluens quiddam habuit Carbo et canorum,flowing language and a melodious voice, Cic. de Or. 3, 7, 28; Tac. A. 4, 61: “voce suavi et canoră,Cic. Brut. 66, 234: “vox Sirenum,Ov. A. A. 3, 311; Petr. 59, 3.—As a fault in delivery, singing, sing-song, droning: “sine contentione vox, nec languens, nec canora,Cic. Off. 1, 37, 133; cf. “cano, I. A. 2: canoro quodam modo proclamare,Quint. 11, 3, 170; Juv. 7, 18: “hinnitus edere canoros,Suet. Ner. 46: “versus,Hor. Ep. 2, 2, 76: nugae, mere jingling (Voss), id. A. P. 322: plausus, Claud. Cons. Prob. et Olyb. 175.—As subst.: cănō-rum , i, n., melody, charm, in speaking: “omnino canorum illud in voce splendescit,Cic. Sen. 9, 28.—
II. Act.
C. Of instruments: “fides,Verg. A. 6, 120; Hor. C. 1, 12, 11: “aes, i. e. tubae,Verg. A. 9, 503; Ov. M. 3, 704: “chelys,Sen. Troad. 325: “fila lyrae,Claud. Rapt. Pros. 2, praef. 14.— Hence, * adv.: cănōrē , harmoniously: “musice mundus et canore movetur,App. Doctr. Plat. 1; cf. cano, I. B.
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