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[awl-til-uh-kwuh nt, al-] /ɔlˈtɪl ə kwənt, æl-/
adjective, Archaic.
(of language) high-flown or pretentious.
Origin of altiloquent
1650-1670; < Latin alti- high + loquentem speaking (see alti- + loqui to speak + -ent)
Related forms
altiloquence, altiloquy [awl-til-uh-kwee, al-] /ɔlˈtɪl ə kwi, æl-/ (Show IPA), noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • An altiloquent was one day about taking a journey into the country.

    Talkers John Bate
  • You remind me of an occasion some time past when reading a book of an altiloquent style.

    Talkers John Bate

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