Frp, Latin alte (adverb) (from altus (“high”)) + loquens, p. pr. of loqui (“to speak”).
altiloquent (comparative more altiloquent, superlative most altiloquent)
- Pompous, or pretentious in speech
- 1976, John Gardner, Jason and Medeia, Ballantine Books
- [T]hey listened, dazzle-eyed- secretly making lists- to grandly romantic trash: bad poetry, stupid theology- altiloquent designs in the empty air.
- 1921, Holman Day, All Wool Morrison, Kessinger Publishing
- He remembered that the politeness seemed too elaborate, too florid, altiloquent to the extent of insincerity.
pompous or pretentious in speech