orotund orotund

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) ostentatiously lofty in style
  2. (adj) (of sounds) full and rich

Usage(s):

  1. To lend a whiff of aristocracy to his enterprise, Singer relies on the orotund majesty of British thesping.
  2. With the build of a miniature bulldog and his fondness for a wildly ornate, orotund oratory, he was a throwback character out of Preston Sturges or Allen's Alley.
  3. Secretary of the Interior Harold Ickes has a gift for orotund invective with which he delights to smite enemies of the New Deal.

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