Ercles vein

noun

Er·​cles vein
ˈərˌklēz-
: a rousing somewhat bombastic manner of public speaking or writing
could not write in the Ercles vein if he would, and he had chosen to give his inaugural address an agreeably quiet toneNation

Word History

Etymology

Ercles, alteration of Hercules, ancient Greco-Roman hero, from Latin, from Greek Hēraklēs

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“Ercles vein.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ercles%20vein. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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