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("With magic unaided" implies Dumbledore was just a very loud old man.)
(It was mentioned in chapter 8 of GOF)
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==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
*In the [[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'', [[Minister of Magic]] [[Cornelius Fudge]] used the Sonorus [[Charm]], as the character of [[Ludovic Bagman|Ludo Bagman]] did not appear in the film.
 
*In the [[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'', [[Minister of Magic]] [[Cornelius Fudge]] used the Sonorus [[Charm]], as the character of [[Ludovic Bagman|Ludo Bagman]] did not appear in the film.
*In the [[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'', the caster was required to place the tip of their [[wand]] to their throat, although no such requirement was mentioned in the [[Harry Potter books|books]].
 
 
*In the instances in which it was used in ''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'', Sonorus simply magnifies one's voice; however, when Voldemort used it in ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2]]'', his voice would enter into someone's head and actually cause physical pain. This may be due to his intentions, or an entirely different spell. It is also interesting to note that it seemingly has no ill-effects on his Death Eaters.<ref name=DH> ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2]]''</ref>
 
*In the instances in which it was used in ''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'', Sonorus simply magnifies one's voice; however, when Voldemort used it in ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2]]'', his voice would enter into someone's head and actually cause physical pain. This may be due to his intentions, or an entirely different spell. It is also interesting to note that it seemingly has no ill-effects on his Death Eaters.<ref name=DH> ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2]]''</ref>
   

Revision as of 19:04, September 3, 2012

Sonorous GOF Dumbledore 1
Sonorus
Incantation

soh-NOHR-uhs

Type

Charm

Hand Movement

Direct at throat[1]

Effect

Amplifies the voice

Sonorus is the spell which amplifies someone's voice. The voice will become loud enough to be heard over a great distance. Its counterspell is Quietus[1].

Known uses

Fudgeworldcup

Minister of Magic Cornelius Fudge using Sonorus to amplify his voice at the 422nd Quidditch World Cup.

Etymology

Sonorus is Latin, meaning "loud".

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