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magniloquent

Syllabification: mag·nil·o·quent
Pronunciation: /maɡˈniləkwənt
 
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Definition of magniloquent in English:

adjective

Using high-flown or bombastic language.
Example sentences
  • I had no idea ‘If you will ‘was supposed to be a magniloquent term in the 2000s, according to Fleming.
  • In short, this Budget, which did not correspond with the magniloquent speech of the Chancellor of the Exchequer, could not stand.
  • Mrs. Samuel Smith, an American lady, known to my cousin, asked for my accompaniment to a magniloquent lecture the other evening.

Origin

mid 17th century: from Latin magniloquus (from magnus 'great' + -loquus '-speaking') + -ent.

Derivatives

magniloquently

1
adverb
Example sentences
  • Written in magniloquently Gothic letters of gold leaf, the composer's name on the portrait above his left shoulder recalls the style of the escutcheons of the knights of the Golden Fleece.

Words that rhyme with magniloquent

grandiloquent

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