orotundity









orotundity


adjective

  1. (of the voice or speech) characterized by strength, fullness, richness, and clearness.
  2. (of a style of speaking) pompous or bombastic.

adjective

  1. (of the voice) resonant; booming
  2. (of speech or writing) bombastic; pompous

adj.1792, from Latin ore rotundo “in well-rounded phrases,” literally “with round mouth” (see ore rotundo). The odd thing about the word is that its only currency, at least in its non-technical sense, is among those who should most abhor it, the people of sufficient education to realize its bad formation; it is at once a monstrosity in its form & a pedantry in its use. [Fowler]

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