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grandioso

[grahn-dee-oh-soh, gran-]
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adjective
  1. grand and imposing.
  2. Music. in a broad, commanding style.
adverb
  1. Music. in a broad, commanding style.
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Historical Examples

  • Horse is a term of derision where an officer assumes the grandioso, demanding honour where honour is not his due.

    The Sailor's Word-Book

    William Henry Smyth


British Dictionary definitions for grandioso

grandioso

adjective, adverb
  1. music (to be played) in a grand manner
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