[awr-uh-tuhnd, ohr-] /ˈɔr əˌtʌnd, ˈoʊr-/
(of the voice or speech) characterized by strength, fullness, richness, and clearness.
(of a style of speaking) pompous or bombastic.
(of the voice) resonant; booming
(of speech or writing) bombastic; pompous
1792, from Latin ore rotundo “in well-rounded phrases,” literally “with round mouth” (see ore rotundo).
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]
- Oroya fever
Oroya fever O·ro·ya fever (ə-roi’ə, ô-rô’yä) n. An acute endemic disease of the central Andes caused by the bacterium Bartonella bacilliformis and marked by high fever, rheumatic pains, albuminuria, and progressive severe anemia. Also called Carrión’s disease.
[aw-raw ee plah-tah; English awr-oh ee plah-tuh] /ˈɔ rɔ i ˈplɑ tɑ; English ˈɔr oʊ i ˈplɑ tə/ Spanish. 1. gold and silver: motto of Montana.
[aw-raws-kaw] /ɔˈrɔs kɔ/ noun 1. José Clemente [haw-se kle-men-te] /hɔˈsɛ klɛˈmɛn tɛ/ (Show IPA), 1883–1949, Mexican painter. /Spanish oˈrɔθko/ noun 1. José Clemente (xoˈse kleˈmente). 1883–1949, Mexican painter, noted for his monumental humanistic murals
ordinary, reasonable, and prudent