[ bloh-vee-eyt ]
/ ˈbloʊ viˌeɪt /
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verb (used without object), blo·vi·at·ed, blo·vi·at·ing.
to speak pompously.
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Origin of bloviate
OTHER WORDS FROM bloviateblo·vi·a·tion, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for bloviate
Be prepared: It will be tough Watching Gingrich strut his stuff Stay tuned to hear him bloviate On narrow win in his home state.