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 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]


Ostentatiously lofty in style


tumid; orotund; declamatory; bombastic; turgid; large

Context examples:

a man given to large talk / tumid political prose


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

Sense 2orotund [BACK TO TOP]


(of sounds) full and rich


orotund; pear-shaped; rotund; round

Context examples:

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


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

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