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    orotund

    orotund - Dictionary definition and meaning for word orotund

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

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

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

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