high-sounding

[ hahy-soun-ding ]
/ ˈhaɪˈsaʊn dɪŋ /

adjective

having an impressive or pretentious sound; grand: the high-sounding titles of minor officials.

Nearby words

  1. high-rise,
  2. high-riser,
  3. high-risk,
  4. high-roller,
  5. high-rolling,
  6. high-speed,
  7. high-speed downlink packet access,
  8. high-speed steel,
  9. high-spirited,
  10. high-step

Origin of high-sounding

First recorded in 1550–60

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British Dictionary definitions for high-sounding

high-sounding

adjective

another term for high-flown
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