magniloquent

[ mag-nil-uh-kwuh nt ]SEE DEFINITION OF magniloquent

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These last words were pronounced with an accent of the most magniloquent solemnity.

Rather a magniloquent term, perhaps, but what else am I to say?

He has rather too magniloquent a style both of acting and singing, but is a very agreeable artist.

Which is rather what one ventured to surmise in print at the time, despite the magniloquent Russian communiqués.

Then in magniloquent terms he discoursed about the meanness of making such a base concession.

Macdonald erects a magniloquent monument over the remains of Nashoba, the experiment of Frances Wright.

His magniloquent western name was the moral umbrella upon which he balanced the fine problem of his finances.

Magniloquent, mag-nil′o-kwent, adj. speaking in a grand or pompous style: bombastic.

There is almost equal truth in the magniloquent eulogies of his admirers, as in the impassioned invectives of his enemies.

After this magniloquent address the poor animals were trundled out by the other gate to have their throats cut.

WORD ORIGIN

1650s, a back-formation from magniloquence, or else from Latin magniloquentia "lofty style of language," from magniloquus "pompous in talk, vaunting, boastful," from comb. form of magnus "great" (see magnate) + -loquus "speaking," from loqui "to speak" (see locution).

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