Definitions for orotundˈɔr əˌtʌnd, ˈoʊr-
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
o•ro•tundˈɔr əˌtʌnd, ˈoʊr-(adj.)
(of the voice or speech) characterized by strength, fullness, and clearness.
(of speech or writing) pompous or bombastic.
Origin of orotund:
1785–95; contr. of L phrase ōre rotundō with round mouth
bombastic, declamatory, large, orotund, tumid, turgid(adj)
ostentatiously lofty in style
"a man given to large talk"; "tumid political prose"
orotund, rotund, round, pear-shaped(adj)
(of sounds) full and rich
"orotund tones"; "the rotund and reverberating phrase"; "pear-shaped vowels"
Characterized by fullness, clarity, strength, and smoothness of sound.
Origin: Orotund derives from ore rotundo, “with a round mouth,” hence “clear, loud,” from os, oris, “the mouth” + rotundus, “round.”
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