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1. Grandiloquent, pompous speech or writing.
2. Grandiose or overpowering expression, as in music or painting.
[Alteration of obsolete bombace, cotton padding, from Old French, from Medieval Latin bombax, bombac-, cotton; see bombazine.]
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1. pompous and grandiloquent language
2. obsolete material used for padding
[C16: from Old French bombace, from Medieval Latin bombāx cotton; see bombacaceous]
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1. pompous oratory or pretentious writing.
2. Obs. cotton or other material used to stuff garments; padding.adj.
3. Obs. bombastic.
[1560–70; earlier bombace padding < Middle French < Medieval Latin bombācem, acc. of bombāx; silk, cotton]
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noun pomposity, ranting, bragging, hot air (informal), bluster, grandiosity, braggadocio, grandiloquence, rodomontade (literary), gasconade (rare), extravagant boasting, magniloquence There were men aboard who could not tolerate his bombast.
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bombast[ˈbɒmbæst] N (= pomposity) → ampulosidad f, rimbombancia f; (= words) → palabras fpl altisonantes, rimbombancia f; (= boasts) → bravatas fpl
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bombast[ˈbɒmbæst] n → magniloquenza
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