Complete Definition of "grandiloquent"

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English

Etymology
From L. term|grandiloquus < term|grandis|grandis|great, full + term|loquor|loquor|speak

Pronunciation
a|RP|US IPA|/gɹænËdɪl.É.kwÉnt/ SAMPA|/gr{n"[email protected]@nt/
audio|en-us-grandiloquent.ogg|Audio (US)

Adjective
en-adj

  1. context|of a person, their language or writing overly wordy, pompous, flowery, or elaborate.

#: a grandiloquent sermon

Translations
trans-top|overly wordy or elaborate
Finnish: t-|fi|mahtipontinen, t|fi|suurieleinen
French: t+|fr|grandiloquent
trans-mid
Polish: t|pl|górnolotny m, t|pl|grandilokwentny m
Spanish: t-|es|grandilocuente, t-|es|grandílocuo
trans-bottom

Synonyms
sense|overly wordy or elaborate bombastic, extravagant, flamboyant, flowery, grandiose, ostentatious, pretentious

Related terms
grandiloquacity
grandiloquence
grandiloquism
grandiloquous
grandiloquoy
magniloquent


French

Adjective
fr-adj

  1. #English|grandiloquent

fr:grandiloquent
io:grandiloquent
vi:grandiloquent
zh:grandiloquent

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