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Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Definitions for grandiloquent

  1. Lofty in style; pompous; bombastic.

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Citations for grandiloquent
He became more than usually grandiloquent as if to make up for the years of silence with words of gold. Peter Ackroyd, Times (London)
The more grandiloquent and picturesque the language the greater the distance at which he keeps you. Richard Eder, New York Times
Origin of grandiloquent
1585-1595
Grandiloquent comes from Latin grandiloquus, from grandis, "grand" + loqui, "to speak." The noun form is grandiloquence.
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