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OROTUND

 Dictionary entry overview: What does orotund mean? 

OROTUND (adjective)
  The adjective OROTUND has 2 senses:

1. ostentatiously lofty in style
2. (of sounds) full and rich

  Familiarity information: OROTUND used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


OROTUND (adjective)


Sense 1orotund [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Ostentatiously lofty in style

Synonyms:

tumid; orotund; declamatory; bombastic; turgid; large

Context examples:

a man given to large talk / tumid political prose

Similar:

rhetorical (concerned with effect or style of writing and speaking)


Sense 2orotund [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(of sounds) full and rich

Synonyms:

orotund; pear-shaped; rotund; round

Context examples:

orotund tones / the rotund and reverberating phrase / pear-shaped vowels

Similar:

full ((of sound) having marked depth and body)


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