adjective oro·tund \ˈr-ə-ˌtənd, ˈär-\

Definition of OROTUND

:  marked by fullness, strength, and clarity of sound :  sonorous <an orotund voice>
:  pompous, bombastic <an orotund speech>
oro·tun·di·ty \ˌr-ə-ˈtən-də-tē, ˌär-\ noun

Examples of OROTUND

  1. <the tenor's orotund voice was just what this soaring aria needs>
  2. <a master of the orotund prose that is favored by academic journals of literary criticism>

Origin of OROTUND

modification of Latin ore rotundo, literally, with round mouth
First Known Use: circa 1799


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