Definition of rodomontade in English:

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rodomontade

Pronunciation: /ˌrädəmənˈtād/
Pronunciation: /ˌrōdəmənˈtād/ Pronunciation: /ˌrädəmənˈtäd/ Pronunciation: /ˌrōdəmənˈtäd/

noun

Boastful or inflated talk or behavior.
Example sentences
  • Since that moment, the football gods punished the team's rodomontade with injuries, embarrassment, and a 2000 flameout.
  • Accomplished veterans are punished for such rodomontade: What do we suppose will happen to he who taunts the defending champions in his very first career start?
  • The football gods take a dim view of boasting after victory; boasting after defeat is a new low in rodomontade.

verb

[no object] archaic
Talk boastfully.
Example sentences
  • The song, which boasts that the club is ‘Super Bowl bound,’ played nonstop in Jacksonville after the 62-7 game - and it's been downhill ever since as the football gods punish the rodomontading franchise.

Origin

Early 17th century: from French, from obsolete Italian rodomontada, from Italian rodomonte, from the name of a boastful character in the medieval Orlando epics.

Words that rhyme with rodomontade

Assad, aubade, avant-garde, backyard, ballade, bard, Bernard, bombard, canard, card, charade, chard, couvade, croustade, Cunard, facade, glissade, guard, hard, ill-starred, interlard, lard, Montagnard, nard, pard, petard, pomade, promenade, regard, roulade, saccade, Sade, salade, sard, shard, unmarred, unscarred, yard

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Syllabification: rod·o·mon·tade

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