high-flown[ hahy-flohn ]SEE DEFINITION OF high-flown
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HIGH-FLOWN
He is discoursing in a high-flown vein, which may be compared to the 'dithyrambics of the Phaedrus.'
He returned a high-flown phrase of thanks in a bitter, absent whisper.
Also, that whenever he killed a calf he made a high-flown speech over it.
For the next two days Carrie indulged in the most high-flown speculations.
These high-flown lectures and discussions have filled all their heads with nonsense.
Lady Lufton, with all her high-flown ideas, was not an imprudent woman.
None on airth, Miss Purcel—do let me have the high-flown satisfaction.
The papyri of this period are full of the high-flown titles and affected phraseology which was so beloved of Byzantine scribes.
All were full of notions as high-flown as the name of their company.
You will think all this high-flown language, Clarke, but it is hard to be literal.
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR HIGH-FLOWN
- high and mighty
- puffed up