altisonant

Altisonant

Al*tis"o*nant\ ([a^]l*t[i^]s"[-o]*nant), a. [L. altus high + sonans, p. pr. of sonare to sound.] High-sounding; lofty or pompous. --Skelton.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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