rodomontade

[ rod-uh-mon-teyd, -tahd, -muh n-, roh-duh- ]SEE DEFINITION OF rodomontade

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Slang is nowadays very often the only vehicle by which rodomontade may be avoided.

Lily said, "Yes, it was so," without at all understanding what he meant by his rodomontade.

It is amusing to trace Mr. Gosse's rodomontade to its source.

They did so; and a day it was, of boast, and swagger, and rodomontade.

His old passion for a theatrical piece of rodomontade was not yet subdued.

The logic of events was at length subduing the rodomontade of soap-box oratory.

There was in the action as well as in the literature of the Elizabethan time a strain of rodomontade.

The death of Sir Richard Grenville was emphatically what the sixteenth century described as a rodomontade in act.

Except for this exhibition of rodomontade his address was a wonderful display of reasoning and erudition.

This F—— was a terrible Rattle, and could rodomontade better than any body.

WORD ORIGIN

1610s (earlier rodomontado, 1590s), "vain boasting like that of Rodomonte," character in Ariosto's "Orlando Furioso." In dialectal Italian the name means literally "one who rolls (away) the mountain."

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