Dictionary

rodomontade

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

Definition of RODOMONTADE

1
:  a bragging speech
2
:  vain boasting or bluster :  rant

Variants of RODOMONTADE

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

Examples of RODOMONTADE

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

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

Other Literature Terms

apophasis, bathos, bildungsroman, bowdlerize, caesura, coda, doggerel, euphemism, poesy, prosody

Rhymes with RODOMONTADE

Browse

2 ENTRIES FOUND:
Next Word in the Dictionary: rodsmanPrevious Word in the Dictionary: rodomontAll Words Near: rodomontade
July 01, 2015
precarious Hear it
not certain, secure, or steady
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears