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orotund

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adjective oro·tund \ˈȯr-ə-ˌtənd, ˈär-\

Definition of orotund

  1. 1 :  marked by fullness, strength, and clarity of sound :  sonorous <an orotund voice>

  2. 2 :  pompous, bombastic <an orotund speech>

oro·tun·di·ty play \ˌȯr-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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