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orotund - Dictionary definition and meaning for word orotund

(adj) ostentatiously lofty in style
Synonyms : bombastic , declamatory , large , tumid , turgid
Example Sentence
  • a man given to large talk
  • tumid political prose

(adj) (of sounds) full and rich
Synonyms : pear-shaped , rotund , round
Example Sentence
  • orotund tones
  • the rotund and reverberating phrase
  • pear-shaped vowels

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for orotund

ORE+TON....a person having tons of gold is either pompous or attractive...
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by nileshdive

Orotund sounds like ORE, precious metal from the earth, and TON, a lot. So an orotund person is pompous because he thinks that he is as good as a ton of precious ore.
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by viciousvegetable

In Telugu, we say Orlutundu(means vaguthundu --> talkative). so, orotund finally goes as pompous, bombastic
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by krameshkumar6

the auRa around is head is ROTUND (fat) - if you have a big head you are pompous
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by karenrw

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