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Meaning of HIGH-SOUNDING

Pronunciation:  hI'sawnding

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  (informal) pretentious; "high-flown talk of preserving the moral tone of the school"; "a high-flying dissertation on the means to attain social revolution"
 

HIGH-SOUNDING is a 13 letter word that starts with H.

 

 Synonyms: high-flown, high-flying, inflated, pretentious
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\High"-sound`ing\, a.
Pompous; noisy; ostentatious; as, high-sounding words or
titles.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: affected, alto, bedizened, big-sounding, convoluted, declamatory, elevated, euphuistic, falsetto, flamboyant, flaming, flashy, flaunting, fulsome, garish, gaudy, Gongoresque, grandiloquent, grandiose, grandisonant, high, highfalutin, high-flowing, high-flown, high-flying, high-pitched, high-toned, inkhorn, Johnsonian, labyrinthine, lexiphanic, lofty, lurid, magniloquent, meretricious, mezzo-soprano, orotund, ostentatious, overdone, overelaborate, overinvolved, overwrought, pedantic, pompous, pretentious, rhetorical, sensational, sensationalistic, sententious, showy, sonorous, soprano, stilted, tall, tenor, tortuous, treble
 

 

 

 

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