Definition of Grandiloquence

1. Noun. High-flown style; excessive use of verbal ornamentation. "An excessive ornateness of language"

Exact synonyms: Grandiosity, Magniloquence, Ornateness, Rhetoric
Specialized synonyms: Flourish, Blah, Bombast, Claptrap, Fustian, Rant
Generic synonyms: Expressive Style, Style
Derivative terms: Grandiloquent, Grandiose, Magniloquent, Ornate



Definition of Grandiloquence

1. n. The use of lofty words or phrases; bombast; -- usually in a bad sense.

Definition of Grandiloquence

1. Noun. lofty, pompous or bombastic speech or writing ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Grandiloquence

1. [n -S]

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Literary usage of Grandiloquence

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1. Last Winter in the United States: Being Table Talk Collected During a Tour by Foster Barham Zincke (1868)
"HOTEL CABS, REAL FIRST-CLASS CARRIAGES—AN EDITOR ON HIS COUNTRYMEN'S KNOWLEDGE—AMERICAN grandiloquence—OF WHOM THIS IS SAID—NECESSARY TO REPEAT SOME OF WHAT ..."

2. Russia by Astolphe Custine (1854)
"Modern grandiloquence. DOES the reader never remember having perceived, when approaching by land some sea-port town in the Bay of Biscay or the British ..."

3. Russia by Astolphe Custine (1855)
"Modern grandiloquence. DOES the reader never remember having perceived, when approaching by land some sea-port town in the Bay of Biscay or the • A similar ..."

4. Charles Dickens by Albert Keim, Louis Lumet (1914)
"SWIVEL- LER'S grandiloquence. — MR. QUILP SCREAMS WITH LAUGHTER.—LITTLE NELL PASSES AWAY HENCEFORWARD, whether in the big house in Devonshire Terrace, ..."

5. Forty Years in South China: A Biography of the Rev. John Van Nest Talmage, D.D. by John Gerardus Fagg (1894)
"CHINESE grandiloquence. An episode in connection with the visit to China in 1878 of Dr. Jacob Chamberlain, of the Arcot Mission, is described in a letter to ..."

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