high-flown

adjective \ ˈhī-ˈflōn \

Definition of high-flown

1 : exceedingly or excessively high or favorable
2 : having an excessively embellished or inflated character : pretentious
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First Known Use of high-flown

1647

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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HIGH-FLOWN Defined for English Language Learners

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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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