Speaking pompously or in a high flown manner

Grandiloquent dictionary. 2006.

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  • Altiloquent — Al*til o*quent, a. [L. altus (adv. alte) high + loquens, p. pr. of loqui to speak.] High sounding; pompous in speech. [R.] Bailey. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Altilŏquent — (v. lat.), großsprecherisch, prahlend …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Altiloquent — Altiloquent, hochtrabend, großsprecherisch; davon Altiloquenz; ähnlich altisonant, hochtönend, Altisonanz …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • altiloquent — index inflated (bombastic) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • altiloquent — al|ti|lo|quent <zu lat. loquens, Gen. loquentis »sprechend«> (veraltet) großsprecherisch …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • altiloquent — † alˈtiloquent, a. Obs. 0 [f. L. alti high, loftily + loquent em speaking, pr. pple. of loqui to speak, on analogy of altiloquium: see altiloquy.] Using high or pompous language. in Blount Glossogr. in Bailey. [Not in Johnson.] …   Useful english dictionary

  • inflated — I (bombastic) adjective altiloquent, altisonant, artificial, declamatory, flatulent, fustian, grandiloquent, high flown, high sounding, inflatus, magniloquent, mouthy, oratorical, ostentatious, overblown, pedantic, pompous, pretentious,… …   Law dictionary

  • Ornament — I (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Ornament >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 ornament ornament Sgm: N 1 floridness c.adj floridness c.adj GRP: N 2 Sgm: N 2 turgidity turgidity turgescence Sgm: N 2 altiloquence altiloquence &c. >Adj …   English dictionary for students

  • big-sounding — a. High sounding, magniloquent, altiloquent, tumid, perfervid, inflated …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • bombastic — a. Inflated, turgid, tumid, swelling, stilted, grandiloquent, magniloquent, altiloquent, sesquipedalian, pompous, sophomorical, high flown, high sounding …   New dictionary of synonyms

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