Ercles vein

Er·​cles vein | \ ˈərˌklēz-\

Definition of Ercles vein

: 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

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History and Etymology for Ercles vein

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

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