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Latin altus high + sonans, present participle of sonare to sound.


altisonant (comparative more altisonant, superlative most altisonant)

  1. High-sounding; lofty or pompous.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.