Definition of euphuism in English:

euphuism

noun

formal
  • An artificial, highly elaborate way of writing or speaking.

    • ‘They are mainly made up of long speeches with little action, and their style to some extent anticipates Lyly's euphuism.’
    bluster, pomposity, ranting, rant, nonsense, empty talk, humbug, wind, blather, blether, claptrap
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Origin

Late 16th century: from Euphues, the name of a character in John Lyly's prose romance of the same name (1578–80), from Greek euphuēs well endowed by nature from eu well + the base of phuē growth.

Pronunciation:

euphuism

/ˈyo͞ofyəˌwizəm/