1 ostentatiously lofty in style; "a man given to large talk"; "tumid political prose" [syn: bombastic, declamatory, large, tumid, turgid]
2 (of sounds) full and rich; "orotund tones"; "the rotund and reverberating phrase"; "pear-shaped vowels" [syn: rotund, round, pear-shaped]
EtymologyOrotund derives from ore rotundo, “with a round mouth,” hence “clear, loud,” from os, oris, “the mouth” + rotundus, “round.”
- Characterized by fullness, clarity, strength, and smoothness of sound.
- Pompous; bombastic
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