Definition of high-sounding in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhī ˈˌsoundiNG/


(Of language or ideas) extravagant and lofty.
Example sentences
  • Government broadcasting policy has always been surrounded by high-sounding rhetoric, but the need to ensure financial viability while filling the programming needs of a voracious medium has always been the basic driver of TV practice.
  • Despite their high-sounding rhetoric, however, initial reforms were halting, and throughout the 1990s Ukraine endured severe stagnation.
  • This high-sounding rhetoric is all well and good as theory, but it goes only so far in the real world, as other passing novelists point out.

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Syllabification: high-sound·ing

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