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grandiloquence

[gran-dil-uh-kwuh ns] /grænˈdɪl ə kwəns/
noun
1.
speech that is lofty in tone, often to the point of being pompous or bombastic.
Origin of grandiloquence
1580-1590
1580-90; < Latin grandiloqu(us) speaking loftily (grandi(s) great + -loquus speaking) + -ence
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n.

1580s, from Latin grandiloquentia, from grandiloquus "using lofty speech, bombastic," from grandis "big" (see grand (adj.)) + -loquus "speaking," from loqui "to speak" (see locution).

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