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He gave himself a high-sounding title: Photo Coordinator for the Western Front.

It certainly seems to have the high-sounding tome of a presidential pronouncement.

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Long suffixes abound, and the style becomes, in consequence, frequently high-sounding and exaggerated.

My driver bestowed upon this tangled brushwood the high-sounding name of jungle.

My Tour in France has at least taught me one lesson—never to be deceived by high-sounding names and pompous designations.

Mr. George enunciated these high-sounding words in a pompous and theatrical manner, which made Rollo laugh very heartily.

There were also several officials with high-sounding titles who were going out to their stations in German East Africa.


On this page you'll find 30 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to high-sounding, such as: aureate, bombastic, booming, declamatory, flowery, and full-voiced.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.