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Meaning of OROTUND

Pronunciation:  'owru`tund

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  (of sounds) full and rich; "orotund tones"; "the rotund and reverberating phrase"; "pear-shaped vowels"
  2. [adj]  ostentatiously lofty in style; "a man given to large talk"; "tumid political prose"

OROTUND is a 7 letter word that starts with O.


 Synonyms: bombastic, declamatory, full, large, pear-shaped, rhetorical, rotund, round, tumid, turgid



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\O"ro*tund`\, a. [L. os, oris, the mouth + rotundus
round, smooth.]
Characterized by fullness, clearness, strength, and
smoothness; ringing and musical; -- said of the voice or
manner of utterance. -- n. The orotund voice or utterance

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