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rodomontade

noun ro·do·mon·tade \ˌrä-də-mən-ˈtād, ˌrō-, -ˈtäd\

Definition of rodomontade

  1. 1 :  a bragging speech

  2. 2 :  vain boasting or bluster :  rant



Examples of rodomontade

  1. <for all of its jingoistic rodomontade, the government had no thought-out plan for the war and its aftermath>



Variants of rodomontade

also rho·do·mon·tade \ˌrä-də-mən-ˈtād, ˌrō-, -ˈtäd\

Origin of rodomontade

French, from Middle French, from rodomont blusterer, from Italian Rodomonte, character in Orlando Innamorato by Matteo M. Boiardo


First Known Use: 1612

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