Overblown



[oh-ver-blohn] /ˈoʊ vərˈbloʊn/

adjective
1.
overdone or excessive:
overblown praise.
2.
of unusually large size or proportions:
a majestic, overblown figure.
3.
overinflated; turgid; bombastic; pretentious:
overblown prose.
verb
4.
past participle of .
[oh-ver-blohn] /ˈoʊ vərˈbloʊn/
adjective
1.
(of a flower) past the stage of full bloom; more than full-blown:
an overblown rose.
[oh-ver-bloh] /ˌoʊ vərˈbloʊ/
verb (used with object), overblew, overblown, overblowing.
1.
to give excessive importance or value to:
to overblow one’s own writing.
2.
to overinflate.
3.
to over the surface of, as the wind, sand, or the like:
dead leaves overblowing the yard.
4.
to blow (a wind instrument or an organ pipe) in such a way as to produce overtones.
verb (used without object), overblew, overblown, overblowing.
5.
to overblow a wind instrument.
/ˌəʊvəˈbləʊn/
adjective
1.
overdone or excessive
2.
bombastic; turgid: overblown prose
3.
(of flowers, such as the rose) past the stage of full bloom
/ˌəʊvəˈbləʊ/
verb -blows, -blowing, -blew, -blown
1.
(music) to blow into (a wind instrument) with greater force than normal in order to obtain a harmonic or overtone instead of the fundamental tone
2.
to blow (a wind instrument) or (of a wind instrument) to be blown too hard
3.
to blow over, away, or across
adj.

late 15c., “blown over, passed away,” past participle adjective from verb overblow “to blow over the top of,” of a storm, “to abate, pass on” (late 14c.), from over- + blow (v.). Meaning “inflated, puffed up” (with vanity, etc.) is from 1864.

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