altiloquent

[ awl-til-uh-kwuhnt, al- ]
/ ɔlˈtɪl ə kwənt, æl- /

adjective Archaic.

(of language) high-flown or pretentious.

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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
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Example sentences from the Web for altiloquent

  • 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