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magniloquence

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noun mag·nil·o·quence \mag-ˈni-lə-kwən(t)s\

Definition of magniloquence

  1. :  the quality or state of being magniloquent



Examples of magniloquence in a sentence

  1. <he's prone to fits of maudlin magniloquence when he's drunk>



Origin of magniloquence

Latin magniloquentia, from magniloquus magniloquent, from magnus + loqui to speak


First Known Use: circa 1623


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