grandiloquence

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin grandiloquentia, from grandiloquus, 1580s.[1]

Noun[edit]

grandiloquence (countable and uncountable, plural grandiloquences)

  1. Lofty, pompous or bombastic speech or writing.
    Synonyms: grandiloquy, magniloquence, (rare) magniloquy

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  1. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2021), “grandiloquence”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡʁɑ̃.di.lɔ.kɑ̃s/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

grandiloquence f (plural grandiloquences)

  1. grandiloquence

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