adjective Etymology: modification of Latin ore rotundo, literally, with round mouth Date: circa 1799 1. marked by fullness, strength, and clarity of sound ; sonorous <
an orotund voice
2. pompous, bombastic <
an orotund speech
orotundity noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Orotund — O ro*tund , a. [L. os, oris, the mouth + rotundus round, smooth.] Characterized by fullness, clearness, strength, and smoothness; ringing and musical; said of the voice or manner of utterance. n. The orotund voice or utterance Rush. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • orotund — I adjective affected, artificial, blustering, bombastic, clear, declamatory, elocutionary, flatulent, forceful, full, fustian, grandiloquent, grandiose, high flown, histrionic, inflated, magniloquent, mellow, oratorical, pompous, presumptuous,… …   Law dictionary

  • orotund — 1792, from L. ore rotundo in well rounded phrases, lit. with round mouth (see ORE ROTUNDO (Cf. ore rotundo)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • orotund — *resonant, sonorous, ringing, resounding, vibrant Analogous words: *loud, stentorian, strident …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • orotund — ► ADJECTIVE 1) (of the voice) resonant and impressive. 2) (of writing or style) pompous. ORIGIN from Latin ore rotundo with rounded mouth …   English terms dictionary

  • orotund — [ôr′ə tund΄] adj. [< L ore rotundo, lit., with a round mouth: see ORAL & ROTUND] 1. clear, strong, and deep; resonant: said of the voice 2. bombastic or pompous: said of a style of speaking or writing orotundity [ôr′ətun′də tē] n …   English World dictionary

  • orotund — adjective formal 1 an orotund sound or voice is strong and clear 2 orotund speech or writing is trying to sound important and impressive …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • orotund — adjective 1) an orotund singing voice Syn: deep, sonorous, strong, powerful, full, rich, resonant, loud, booming 2) the orotund rhetoric of his prose Syn: pompous, pretentious, affec …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • orotund — UK [ˈɒrəʊtʌnd] / US [ˈɔrəˌtʌnd] adjective very formal 1) an orotund voice is loud and clear 2) containing extremely formal and complicated language intended to impress people …   English dictionary

  • orotund — orotundity /awr euh tun di tee, ohr /, n. /awr euh tund , ohr /, adj. 1. (of the voice or speech) characterized by strength, fullness, richness, and clearness. 2. (of a style of speaking) pompous or bombastic. [1785 95; contr. of L phrase ore… …   Universalium

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