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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.]

gran·dil′o·quent adj.
gran·dil′o·quent·ly adv.
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Adv.1.grandiloquently - in a rhetorically grandiloquent mannergrandiloquently - in a rhetorically grandiloquent manner; "the orator spoke magniloquently"
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[grænˈdɪləkwəntlɪ] ADVcon grandilocuencia, con altisonancia
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adv speakhochtrabend; announcegroßspurig; expressed, phrased, describedhochtrabend, grandios
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References in classic literature ?
Zdrzhinski, the officer with the long mustache, spoke grandiloquently of the Saltanov dam being "a Russian Thermopylae," and of how a deed worthy of antiquity had been performed by General Raevski.
"I don't care if you tell the town, the whole of York county, the state of Maine and-- and the nation!" she finished grandiloquently. "Now you run home and remember what I say.
We've reared nine healthy children, and the boys shall serve their king; the girls shall cook and sew and in their turn breed healthy children." He turned to Sally, and to comfort her for the anti-climax of the contrast added grandiloquently: "They also serve who only stand and wait."
I beg to suggest, with great respect, that your excellency should buy it, and thus quench the noble literary thirst which is consuming you at this moment," he concluded grandiloquently.
'Fanny,' returned her father, grandiloquently, 'give me leave, my dear.
As a politician, the minister nowadays known, more grandiloquently, as the "Cabinet secretary" responds to at least two power centres.
(The photo is grandiloquently labeled "Onota Rhythm Band and Leonard Bernstein, 1937.")
In the grandiloquently titled "The night before opening a Barbie repair shop in an abandoned mental hospital," Kim concludes with "he kneels down and penetrates me.
Graves, not realizing how derivative of FitzGerald's work his translation indeed was, grandiloquently titled his edition, which he released with Doubleday in 1968, The Original Rubaiyyat of Omar Khayyam.
Its solicitors, whom Kenge grandiloquently defends as the "flower of the Bar, and...
it's rare to encounter a female protagonist who throws her weight around quite so grandiloquently as Harriet Burden, a heroine who is--well, more like the hero of a Philip Roth or a Saul Bellow novel." FERNANDA EBERSTADT
at 24-25 ("Although the original UNCLOS was rightly rejected because of its absurdly drafted provisions on the mining of manganese nodules, including the creation of an international mining consortium known grandiloquently as 'The Enterprise,' UNCLOS has relatively fewer provisions on such ocean resource activities such as lifting oil and gas reserves beyond 200 nautical miles, mining polymetallic sulfides and other exotic substances found at mid-ocean ridges, bio-prospecting the unique flora and fauna of the ocean abyss, and salvaging historic shipwrecks.").