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

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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

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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

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“Magniloquence.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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