noun see orotund

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  • Orotundity — O ro*tun di*ty, n. The orotund mode of intonation. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • orotundity — index bombast, declamation, fustian, histrionics, peroration Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • orotundity — ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈtəndəd.ē, ndətē, i noun ( es) : the quality or state of being orotund : orotund mode of intonation the orotundity of the title Francis Hackett orchestral orotundity Virgil Thomson …   Useful english dictionary

  • orotundity — See orotund. * * * …   Universalium

  • orotundity — noun The quality of being orotund …   Wiktionary

  • orotundity — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Pretentious, pompous speech or writing: bombast, claptrap, fustian, grandiloquence, magniloquence, rant, turgidity. See PLAIN, STYLE, WORDS …   English dictionary for students

  • orotundity — n. pretentiousness; magnificence; strength or fullness of voice …   English contemporary dictionary

  • orotundity — oro·tun·di·ty …   English syllables

  • orotund — orotundity /awr euh tun di tee, ohr /, n. /awr euh tund , ohr /, adj. 1. (of the voice or speech) characterized by strength, fullness, richness, and clearness. 2. (of a style of speaking) pompous or bombastic. [1785 95; contr. of L phrase ore… …   Universalium

  • Ornament — I (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Ornament >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 ornament ornament Sgm: N 1 floridness c.adj floridness c.adj GRP: N 2 Sgm: N 2 turgidity turgidity turgescence Sgm: N 2 altiloquence altiloquence &c. >Adj …   English dictionary for students

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