noun Etymology: Latin magniloquentia, from magniloquus magniloquent, from magnus + loqui to speak Date: circa 1623 the quality or state of being magniloquent

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  • magniloquence — ⇒MAGNILOQUENCE, subst. fém. Rare. Façon de s exprimer pleine d éclat. Des hommes savants de la province (...) prenaient au sérieux son élévation de ton et sa magniloquence empruntée (SAINTE BEUVE, Caus. lundi, t. 12, 1851 62, p. 221). Prononc.:[… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Magniloquence — Mag*nil o*quence, n. [L. magniloquentia.] The quality of being magniloquent; pompous discourse; grandiloquence. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • magniloquence — index ardor, bombast, fustian, overstatement, peroration, rhetoric (insincere language) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • magniloquence — (n.) 1620s, from L. magniloquentia elevated language, lofty style; see MAGNILOQUENT (Cf. magniloquent) + ENCE (Cf. ence) …   Etymology dictionary

  • magniloquence — See magniloquent. * * * …   Universalium

  • magniloquence — noun The quality of being magniloquent; pompous discourse; grandiloquence …   Wiktionary

  • magniloquence — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. pomposity, bombast, grandiloquence; see eloquence 1 , nonsense 1 , speech 2 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Pretentious, pompous speech or writing: bombast, claptrap, fustian, grandiloquence, orotun dity, rant, turgidity.… …   English dictionary for students

  • magniloquence — mag·nil·o·quence || mæg nɪlÉ™kwÉ™ns n. use of lofty and grandiose words, bombastic style of speech, grandiloquence; boastfulness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • magniloquence — n. Bombast, grandiloquence, turgidity, inflation, fustian, flourish, pompous language …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • magniloquence — n bombast, fustian, pomposity, orotundity; grandiloquence, high soundingness, pretentiousness, grandiosity, A rchaic. magnisonance; tur gidity, tumidity, tumescence; boastfulness, braggadocio, fanfaronade, gasconade; (all of speech) vanity, pride …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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