Stertorously is an adverb that describes the action of someone who is snoring or gasping heavily. This is often a noisy act, disruptive to those around the source of the sound.
The word exists in noun form as a stertor, which refers to the snoring, gasping sound itself. Thus when a person is said to be breathing stertorously, it means their breathing is accompanied by this sound. Heavy snoring or breathing can also be described with the adjective, stertorous.
Ability to seamlessly incorporate into every-day writing: 8/10 (very easy)
Example of use:
The man was breathing so stertorously that his unfortunate wife, lying beside him, knew she would not be able to sleep until it ceased.