high–flown

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adjective \ˈhī-ˈflōn\

Definition of high–flown

  1. 1 :  exceedingly or excessively high or favorable

  2. 2 :  having an excessively embellished or inflated character :  pretentious high–flown language

First Known Use of high–flown

1647


HIGH–FLOWN Defined for English Language Learners

high-flown

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Definition of high–flown for English Language Learners

  • : using fancy words that are meant to sound important and impressive


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