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[gran-juh nt] /ˈgræn dʒənt/

Charles Hall, 1862–1939, U.S. philologist and essayist.


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    [gran-duh-flawr-uh, -flohr-uh] /ˌgræn dəˈflɔr ə, -ˈfloʊr ə/ noun 1. any of several plant varieties or hybrids characterized by large showy flowers, as certain kinds of petunias, baby’s breath, or roses.

  • 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).

  • Grandiloquent

    [gran-dil-uh-kwuh nt] /grænˈdɪl ə kwənt/ adjective 1. speaking or expressed in a lofty style, often to the point of being pompous or bombastic. /ɡrænˈdɪləkwənt/ adjective 1. inflated, pompous, or bombastic in style or expression adj. 1590s, probably a back-formation from grandiloquence. Related: Grandiloquently.

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