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Pompous or bombastic speech or expression.
[From grandiloquent, from Latin grandiloquus : grandis, great + loquī, to speak; see tolkw- in Indo-European roots.]
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gran•dil•o•quence(grænˈdɪl ə kwəns)
speech that is lofty in tone and often pompous or bombastic.
[1580–90; < Latin grandiloqu(us) speaking loftily (grandi(s) great + -loquus speaking) + -ence]
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|Noun||1.||grandiloquence - high-flown style; excessive use of verbal ornamentation; "the grandiosity of his prose"; "an excessive ornateness of language"|
flourish - a display of ornamental speech or language
expressive style, style - a way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period; "all the reporters were expected to adopt the style of the newspaper"
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