Definitions for orotundˈɔr əˌtʌnd, ˈoʊr-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bombastic, declamatory, large, orotund, tumid, turgid(adj)

    ostentatiously lofty in style

    "a man given to large talk"; "tumid political prose"

  2. orotund, rotund, round, pear-shaped(adj)

    (of sounds) full and rich

    "orotund tones"; "the rotund and reverberating phrase"; "pear-shaped vowels"


  1. orotund(Adjective)

    Characterized by fullness, clarity, strength, and smoothness of sound.

  2. orotund(Adjective)

    Pompous; bombastic

  3. Origin: Orotund derives from ore rotundo, “with a round mouth,” hence “clear, loud,” from os, oris, “the mouth” + rotundus, “round.”


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