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high-sounding

[hahy-soun-ding] /ˈhaɪˈsaʊn dɪŋ/
adjective
1.
having an impressive or pretentious sound; grand:
the high-sounding titles of minor officials.
Origin
1550-1560
1550-60
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British Dictionary definitions for high-sounding

high-sounding

adjective
1.
another term for high-flown
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