high-sounding

[ hahy-soun-ding ]
/ ˈhaɪˈsaʊn dɪŋ /

adjective

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

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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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