Word of the day

The word for today is…

orotund (adj) – 1. Pompous and bombastic.
2. Full in sound; sonorous.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : 1792, from Latin ore rotundo “in well-rounded phrases,” literally “with round mouth”.

The odd thing about the word is that its only currency, at least in its non-technical sense, is among those who should most abhor it, the people of sufficient education to realize its bad formation; it is at once a monstrosity in its form & a pedantry in its use. [Fowler]


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