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1. Pompous and bombastic: orotund talk.
2. Full in sound; sonorous: orotund tones.

[From alteration of Latin ōre rotundō, with a round mouth : ōre, ablative of ōs, mouth; see ōs- in Indo-European roots + rotundō, ablative of rotundus, round; see rotund.]

o′ro·tun′di·ty (ôr′ə-tŭn′dĭ-tē) n.


(ˌɒːrəˈtʌndɪtɪ) or


the state of being orotund
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Pretentious, pompous speech or writing:
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An author who had much to do with preparing me for the quixotic folly in point was that Thomas Babington Macaulay, who taught simplicity of diction in phrases of as "learned length and thundering sound," as any he would have had me shun, and who deplored the Latinistic English of Johnson in terms emulous of the great doctor's orotundity and ronderosity.
The fanatical Zionists' delusional orotundity begins with the proposal that"there was a temple on that site for nearly 1,000 years before the Roman destruction.
The Addisonian chastity of his style--very different from the orotundity and encrustedness favored by the nineteenth century at large--is one key to his success, and so too his immersion in, and innate sympathy with, the Augustan culture of moderation and cui bono common sense.