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grandioso

[grahn-dee-oh-soh, gran-] /ˌgrɑn diˈoʊ soʊ, ˌgræn-/
adjective
1.
grand and imposing.
2.
Music. in a broad, commanding style.
adverb
3.
Music. in a broad, commanding style.
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  • 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

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