Tuesday, October 24, 2000
orotund adjective [OR-uh-tuhnd] Characterized by fullness, clarity, strength, and smoothness of sound.
Definitions for orotund
- Characterized by fullness, clarity, strength, and smoothness of sound.
- Pompous; bombastic.
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Citations for orotund
I have been cursed to stalk the night through all eternity, he went on, his voice orotund, carrying all across the playground.
Just once he should resist citing Melville's orotund pronouncement that "genius, all over the world, stands hand in hand, and one shock of recognition runs the whole circle round."
Origin of orotund
Orotund derives from Latin ore rotundo, "with a round mouth," hence "clear, loud," from os, oris, "the mouth" + rotundus, "round." It is related to oral.