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Definition of "grandiloquence" []

  • Pompous or bombastic speech or expression. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "grandiloquence" in a sentence
  • ""Thus, to dismiss writer-director Darren Aronofsky's hyper-ambitious third feature The Fountain - a heady fusion of science fiction, metaphysics and a melodramatic quest for immortality both romantic and spiritual - for simply believing in its own sentimental grandiloquence is to deny one of the most exquisite and strangely moving trips to the multiplex this year.""
  • "It's the economy, stupid, which reflects the government close association with the "grandiloquence" of Britain's economic performance in the past few years."
  • "The source of Mr. Fortuna's power in the film resides in his lithe gait and the sly air of grandiloquence with which Cesar hunts down his man."