[ gran-dil-uh-kwuhnt ]
/ grænˈdɪl ə kwənt /


speaking or expressed in a lofty style, often to the point of being pompous or bombastic.


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Origin of grandiloquent

First recorded in 1585–95; grandiloqu(ence) + -ent

OTHER WORDS FROM grandiloquent

gran·dil·o·quent·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for grandiloquent

/ (ɡrænˈdɪləkwənt) /


inflated, pompous, or bombastic in style or expression

Derived forms of grandiloquent

grandiloquence, noungrandiloquently, adverb

Word Origin for grandiloquent

C16: from Latin grandiloquus, from grandis great + loquī to speak
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