What does orotund mean?

Definitions for orotundˈɔr əˌtʌnd, ˈoʊr-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word orotund.

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.”

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Orotund

    ō′rō-tund, adj. full, clear, and musical, as speech.—n. full, clear, and musical speech, as when directly from the larynx. [L. os, oris, the mouth, rotundus, round.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of orotund in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of orotund in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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