Definition of bombast in English:

bombast

Syllabification: bom·bast
Pronunciation: /ˈbämbast
 
/

noun

High-sounding language with little meaning, used to impress people.
More example sentences
  • But for many years now bombast, rant, and confident obscurity have been his reigning notes.
  • There was more bombast and bluster than football, the most notable happenings on the park being the accumulation of bookings.
  • Finlandia is not a long piece but manages to combine both bombast and lyricism, with a main theme that I really like.

Origin

mid 16th century (denoting raw cotton or absorbent cotton used as padding, later used figuratively): from Old French bombace, from medieval Latin bombax, bombac-, alteration of bombyx 'silkworm' (see bombazine).

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