magniloquence

noun
mag·​nil·​o·​quence | \ mag-ˈni-lə-kwən(t)s How to pronounce magniloquence (audio) \

Definition of magniloquence

: the quality or state of being magniloquent

Keep scrolling for more

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, "The making of a Shakespearean actor," 15 Mar. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'magniloquence.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of magniloquence

circa 1623, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for magniloquence

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about magniloquence

Statistics for magniloquence

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for magniloquence

The first known use of magniloquence was circa 1623

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on magniloquence

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for magniloquence

Comments on magniloquence

What made you want to look up magniloquence? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to make a payment or contribution

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Time Traveler Quiz: Which Word Came First?

  • time traveler quiz which word came first
  • Which came first?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!