Definition of magniloquence in English:



  • Use of high-flown language.

    ‘there was no trace of magniloquence’
    • ‘Magniloquence is monotonous, but the talk of the host of the Golden Lion and his neighbours rises and falls with a natural variety.’
    • ‘‘I got all that I want in life,’ Toogood declares with typical magniloquence in the album's penultimate track.’
    • ‘Goethe's manner of proceeding, he declared, is at bottom "that of parody," and the turn of a straw " would set the reader laughing at these farm-horses transformed into coursers, these village innkeepers and apothecaries who speak with the magniloquence of a Ulysses or a Nestor.’
    • ‘She may not have been quite humourless in the magniloquence of her portrait of her patron Dr Boucard.’
    grandiloquence, loftiness, grandiosity, pompousness, pomposity, pretentiousness, bombast, rhetoric, turgidity, boastfulness, pretension, ornateness
    orotundity, fustian, braggadocio
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