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Definition of "magniloquent" [mag•nil•o•quent]

  • Lofty and extravagant in speech; grandiloquent. (adjective)

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 "magniloquent" in a sentence
  • "Briefly, _Tamburlaine_ -- the play which made the greatest impression on the playwrights of its time -- may be described as a magniloquent account of the career of a world-conqueror whose resistless triumph over kingdoms and potentates, signalized by acts of monstrous insolence, provides excuse for outbursts of extravagant vainglory."
  • ""Come Around Sundown," the band's fifth album, is thick with growly, momentous rock songs that arrive in an era dominated by magnificent pop stars (Lady Gaga), magniloquent rap stars (Lil Wayne) and mash-ups of the two (Kanye West)."
  • "Yeah, I agree the whole Tebow thing got to be too much, saturated with hyperbole and strained, magniloquent theories about why he'd become the country's most-discussed athlete."
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