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Magniloquence

noun
1.
High-flown style; excessive use of verbal ornamentation.  Synonyms: grandiloquence, grandiosity, ornateness, rhetoric.  "An excessive ornateness of language"






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"Magniloquence" Quotes from Famous Books



... America, there has been a tendency to exaggeration about the resources and capabilities of that country—a magniloquence on its natural productions, which can be best exemplified by referring the reader to the fac-simile of the one in Sir Walter Raleigh's work on Guiana,[1] now in the British Museum. Shakespeare had, no doubt, read Raleigh's fanciful description of "the ...
— Canada and the Canadians - Volume I • Sir Richard Henry Bonnycastle



Words linked to "Magniloquence" :   flourish, rant, fustian, magniloquent, expressive style, claptrap, bombast, blah, style



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