Grandiloquence



[gran-dil-uh-kwuh ns] /grænˈdɪl ə kwəns/

noun
1.
speech that is lofty in tone, often to the point of being pompous or bombastic.
n.

1580s, from Latin grandiloquentia, from grandiloquus “using lofty speech, bombastic,” from grandis “big” (see grand (adj.)) + -loquus “speaking,” from loqui “to speak” (see locution).

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