2. Important; momentous; forcible. Your more ponderous and settled project.
Origin: L. Ponderosus, from pondus, -eris, a weight: cf. F. Pondereux. See Ponder.
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... the common factor in all of these things is that they are mostly delicate sounds. A raging river doesn't thrill my ears nearly so much as a ponderous stream (or an oar pulling through still water). It is as if these sounds "tickle" the ear... too much intensity and the nice tickle ...
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