Definition of grandiloquent in English:

grandiloquent

Line breaks: grand|ilo¦quent
Pronunciation: /granˈdɪləkwənt
 
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adjective

Derivatives

grandiloquence

noun
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  • Now that I've said that, allow me to apologize for the grandiloquence and pomposity of that preceding paragraph.
  • Nevertheless, he has his moments of loopy grandiloquence.
  • There is no playing to the gallery, no verbal gymnastics, certainly no grandiloquence.

grandiloquently

adverb
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  • Such an ambition is both clear and ‘not too grandiloquently vast’.
  • Fernandes has thanked him grandiloquently for having saved India.
  • ‘My Lord Philip,’ She announced grandiloquently, ‘We are going to elope.’

Origin

late 16th century: from Latin grandiloquus, literally 'grand-speaking', from grandis 'grand' + loqui 'speak'. The ending was altered in English by association with eloquent.

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