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Meaning of GRANDILOQUENCE

Pronunciation:  gran'dilukwuns

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  high flown style; excessive use of verbal ornamentation
 

GRANDILOQUENCE is a 14 letter word that starts with G.

 

 Synonyms: grandiosity, magniloquence, rhetoric
 
 See Also: blah, bombast, claptrap, expressive style, flourish, fustian, rant, style

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Gran*dil"o*quence\, n.
The use of lofty words or phrases; bombast; -- usually in a
bad sense.

      The sin of grandiloquence or tall talking. --Thackeray,

 
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 Related Terms: affectation, aggrandizement, amplification, ballyhoo, big talk, blowing up, burlesque, caricature, command of language, dilatation, dilation, enhancement, enlargement, exaggerating, exaggeration, excess, exorbitance, expansion, expression of ideas, extravagance, extreme, fashion, feeling for words, form of speech, grace of expression, hard word, heightening, huckstering, hyperbole, hyperbolism, inflation, inordinacy, jawbreaker, lexiphanicism, literary style, long word, magnification, manner, manner of speaking, mannerism, mode, mode of expression, orotundity, overemphasis, overestimation, overkill, overstatement, peculiarity, personal style, polysyllable, pomposity, pompousness, pontificality, pontification, prodigality, profuseness, puffery, puffing up, rhetoric, self-importance, sensationalism, sense of language, sesquipedalian, strain, stretching, stuffiness, style, stylistic analysis, stylistics, superlative, tall talk, the grand style, the plain style, the sublime, touting, travesty, trick, turgidity, vein, way
 

 

 

 

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