[ awl-til-uh-kwuhnt, al- ]
See synonyms for: altiloquentaltiloquence on

  1. (of language) high-flown or pretentious.

Origin of altiloquent

1650–1670; <Latin alti- high + loquentem speaking (see alti- + loqui to speak + -ent)

Other words from altiloquent

  • al·til·o·quence, al·til·o·quy [awl-til-uh-kwee, al-], /ɔlˈtɪl ə kwi, æl-/, noun

Words Nearby altiloquent Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use altiloquent in a sentence

  • 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