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Pretentiously impressive; pompous: high-sounding oratory.
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another term for high-flown
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having an impressive or pretentious sound; grand: high-sounding titles.
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|Adj.||1.||high-sounding - pretentious (especially with regard to language or ideals); "high-flown talk of preserving the moral tone of the school"; "a high-sounding dissertation on the means to attain social revolution"|
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
pretentious - making claim to or creating an appearance of (often undeserved) importance or distinction; "a pretentious country house"; "a pretentious fraud"; "a pretentious scholarly edition"
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high-sounding[ˌhaɪˈsaʊndɪŋ] ADJ → altisonante
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high-sounding[ˌhaɪˈsaʊndɪŋ] adj (speech, ideas) → altisonante; (language) → ampolloso/a
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