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rodomontade

Syllabification: rod·o·mon·tade
Pronunciation: /ˌrädəmənˈtād, ˌrōd-, -ˈtäd
 
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Definition of rodomontade in English:

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 Back to top  
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.

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