magniloquence

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n magniloquence high-flown style; excessive use of verbal ornamentation "the grandiosity of his prose","an excessive ornateness of language"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Magniloquence The quality of being magniloquent; pompous discourse; grandiloquence.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n magniloquence The quality of being magniloquent; a lofty manner of speaking or writing; exaggerated eloquence; grandiloquence; bombast.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. magniloquentia,

Usage

In literature:

His magniloquent western name was the moral umbrella upon which he balanced the fine problem of his finances.
"Dubliners" by James Joyce
But yet he did all things magniloquently.
"Mrs. Falchion, Complete" by Gilbert Parker
I revolt against his magniloquence.
"The Virginians" by William Makepeace Thackeray
After this magniloquent address the poor animals were trundled out by the other gate to have their throats cut.
"Cetywayo and his White Neighbours" by H. Rider Haggard
That sounds rather magniloquent.
"Town Geology" by Charles Kingsley
But the contrast between the magniloquence of poor BEN and the deadly failure of his wine, was too great.
"Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 101. October 17, 1891" by Various
It appears, however, that at least two exceptions were made to the general principle thus magniloquently asserted.
"The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 7. (of 7): The Sassanian or New Persian Empire" by George Rawlinson
However, Johnson's attempt to appease him was a curious specimen of his magniloquence.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine -- Volume 55, No. 340, February, 1844" by Various
In spite of the most magniloquent orations, he saw that his power was nearly gone.
"Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 426" by Various
This it is that more than excuses, it glorifies, his repeated magniloquent allusions to himself throughout the prose works.
"Milton" by Sir Walter Alexander Raleigh
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In news:

Masters of magniloquent mascots, Portland, Oregon's Imago Theatre builds off the success of its seminal productions FROGZ and Biglittlethings with a new stage show called ZooZoo.
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