orotund

[awr-uh-tuhnd, ohr-]
adjective
1.
(of the voice or speech) characterized by strength, fullness, richness, and clearness.
2.
(of a style of speaking) pompous or bombastic.

Origin:
1785–95; contraction of Latin phrase ōre rotundō, with round mouth

orotundity [awr-uh-tuhn-di-tee, ohr-] , noun
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orotund (ˈɒrəʊˌtʌnd)
 
adj
1.  (of the voice) resonant; booming
2.  (of speech or writing) bombastic; pompous
 
[C18: from Latin phrase ore rotundo with rounded mouth]

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orotund
1792, from L. ore rotundo "in well-rounded phrases," lit. "with round mouth" (see ore rotundo).
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Example sentences
Even crazier than the symphony, it's a motley array of vocal and choral pieces, strung together by an orotund narration.
The auditors will make orotund proclamations that they are merely providing a valuable service to their clients.
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