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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.
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1. (of the voice) resonant; booming
2. (of speech or writing) bombastic; pompous
[C18: from Latin phrase ore rotundo with rounded mouth]
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o•ro•tund(ˈɔr əˌtʌnd, ˈoʊr-)
1. (of the voice or speech) characterized by strength, fullness, and clearness.
2. (of speech or writing) pompous or bombastic.
[1785–95; contraction of Latin phrase ōre rotundō with round mouth]
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|Adj.||1.||orotund - ostentatiously lofty in style; "a man given to large talk"; "tumid political prose"|
rhetorical - given to rhetoric, emphasizing style at the expense of thought; "mere rhetorical frippery"
|2.||orotund - (of sounds) full and rich; "orotund tones"; "the rotund and reverberating phrase"; "pear-shaped vowels"|
full - (of sound) having marked deepness and body; "full tones"; "a full voice"
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1. Characterized by language that is elevated and sometimes pompous in style:
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