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Definition of "rodomontade" [rod•o•mon•tade]

  • Pretentious boasting or bragging; bluster: "a detestable compound of vulgarity and rodomontade” ( John Morley). (noun)
  • Pretentiously boastful or bragging. (adjective)
  • To boast or brag; bluster. (verb-intransitive)

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 "rodomontade" in a sentence
  • "That is what is termed a rodomontade of equal foolishness to Gormless Gordon's 'decade of shared prosperity'."
  • "(Survey report 6801 summarizing Adm. 68/195, 156v, and other data in Adm. 68/194 and/196, found in the microfilms of the Virginia Colonial Records Project, Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia; A letter of Carter's executors to Dawkins 1738 May 10 refers to "your ship Bailey.") [3] According to the Oxford English Dictionary, a "rodomontade" is "a vainglorious brag or boast; an extravagantly boastful or arrogant saying or speech.""
  • "I had to look up what rodomontade means and it means arrogant boasting blustering or ranting talk"