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altiloquent

[awl-til-uh-kwuh nt, al-] /ɔlˈtɪl ə kwənt, æl-/
adjective, Archaic.
1.
(of language) high-flown or pretentious.
Origin
1650-1670; < Latin alti- high + loquentem speaking (see alti- + loqui to speak + -ent)
Related forms
altiloquence, altiloquy [awl-til-uh-kwee, al-] /ɔlˈtɪl ə kwi, æl-/ (Show IPA), noun
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