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: the quality or state of being magniloquent

Examples of magniloquence in a Sentence

he's prone to fits of maudlin magniloquence when he's drunk
Recent Examples on the Web Hammy magniloquence risks alienating viewers, not just for an evening but for life, as does obscurity. The Economist, 15 Mar. 2018

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Word History


Latin magniloquentia, from magniloquus magniloquent, from magnus + loqui to speak

First Known Use

circa 1623, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of magniloquence was circa 1623

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“Magniloquence.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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