altiloquence

altiloquent

[awl-til-uh-kwuhnt, al-]
adjective Archaic.
(of language) high-flown or pretentious.

Origin:
1650–1670; < Latin alti- high + loquentem speaking (see alti- + loqui to speak + -ent)

altiloquence, altiloquy [awl-til-uh-kwee, al-] , noun
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