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orotund

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of orotund

  1. 1 marked by conspicuously full and rich sounds or tones the tenor's orotund voice was just what this soaring aria needs Synonyms golden, resonant, plangent, resounding, reverberant, reverberating, reverberative, ringing, rotund, round, sonorous, vibrantRelated Words deep, full, mellifluent, mellifluous, mellow, plummy, rich; loud, powerful, stentorian, thundering, thunderousNear Antonyms cavernous, hollow; faint, low, murmurous, muted, smothered, soft, weak; thin, tinny

  2. 2 marked by the use of impressive-sounding but mostly meaningless words and phrases a master of the orotund prose that is favored by academic journals of literary criticism Synonyms bombastic, flatulent, fustian, gaseous, gassy, grandiloquent, oratorical, rhetorical, windyRelated Words bloated, elevated, florid, flowery, grandiose, highfalutin (also hifalutin), high-flown, high-sounding, inflated, lofty, ornate, pompous, pontifical, pretentious, stilted, tumid, turgid; overdone, verbose, wordyNear Antonyms eloquent, well-spoken; bald, direct, matter-of-fact, plain, plainspoken, simple, stark, straightforward, unadorned, unaffected, unpretentiousAntonyms unrhetorical

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