Pronounced: teel, noun/adj
Notes: You probably know this word, but I found the background interesting
The word stertor means “a heavy snoring sound”
Our word came into English around 1800
Background / Comments
I thought that that there was a word that referred to a loud voice that might be another form of this word, but I was incorrect: I was thinking of sentorian, which is not related to our word at all. Our word comes from the Latin word stertere (to snore).