Hamlet saw that pithy old Polonius was a preposterous and orotund ass.
Mrs. Hallam was sitting in orotund silence, but seemed in good humour.
He pitched his orotund voice upon me as if he were giving a command in a gale at sea.
With the orotund, as well as with the natural quality, all the voice modes previously described may be conjoined.
At once Serrano's orotund Italian voice shot out into the crowd.
To match a short vowel to an orotund concert note for two beats and a “hold” was impossible.
Pure voice is usually spoken of as being manifested in two qualities, the natural and the orotund.
One given to sonorous and orotund phrases would doubtless have coined a most splendid speech here.
The use of the orotund voice varies according to the intensity of the thought and feeling being expressed.
In an orotund voice he declaims to his pupils the mighty revelations that he copied from the book.
1792, from Latin ore rotundo "in well-rounded phrases," literally "with round mouth" (see ore rotundo).
The odd thing about the word is that its only currency, at least in its non-technical sense, is among those who should most abhor it, the people of sufficient education to realize its bad formation; it is at once a monstrosity in its form & a pedantry in its use. [Fowler]