overblown

1 [oh-ver-blohn]
adjective
1.
overdone or excessive: overblown praise.
2.
of unusually large size or proportions: a majestic, overblown figure.
3.
overinflated; turgid; bombastic; pretentious: overblown prose.
verb
4.
past participle of overblow.

Origin:
1590–1600; over- + blown1

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overblown

2 [oh-ver-blohn]
adjective
(of a flower) past the stage of full bloom; more than full-blown: an overblown rose.

Origin:
1610–20; over- + blown2

overblow

[oh-ver-bloh]
verb (used with object), overblew, overblown, overblowing.
1.
to give excessive importance or value to: to overblow one's own writing.
2.
to overinflate.
3.
to blow over the surface of, as the wind, sand, or the like: dead leaves overblowing the yard.
4.
to blow (a wind instrument or an organ pipe) in such a way as to produce overtones.
verb (used without object), overblew, overblown, overblowing.
5.
to overblow a wind instrument.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English; see over-, blow2

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overblow (ˌəʊvəˈbləʊ)
 
vb , -blows, -blowing, -blew, -blown
1.  music to blow into (a wind instrument) with greater force than normal in order to obtain a harmonic or overtone instead of the fundamental tone
2.  to blow (a wind instrument) or (of a wind instrument) to be blown too hard
3.  to blow over, away, or across

overblown (ˌəʊvəˈbləʊn)
 
adj
1.  overdone or excessive
2.  bombastic; turgid: overblown prose
3.  (of flowers, such as the rose) past the stage of full bloom

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overblown
1471, "blown over, passed away," from verb overblow (c.1385), from over + blow. Meaning "inflated, puffed up" (with vanity, etc.) is from 1864.
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