Origin of magniloquent
Examples from the Web for magniloquent
He would be a terrifying presence: a magniloquent, more than slightly mad, extremely charming monster.
Rather a magniloquent term, perhaps, but what else am I to say?Anna the Adventuress|E. Phillips Oppenheim
These last words were pronounced with an accent of the most magniloquent solemnity.Arthur O'Leary|Charles James Lever
Magniloquent, mag-nil′o-kwent, adj. speaking in a grand or pompous style: bombastic.
In spite of the most magniloquent orations, he saw that his power was nearly gone.
Lance laughed at the magniloquent thanks, and asked how the intimation had been received.The Long Vacation|Charlotte M. Yonge
British Dictionary definitions for magniloquent
Word Origin for magniloquent
Word Origin and History for magniloquent
1650s, a back-formation from magniloquence, or else from Latin magniloquentia "lofty style of language," from magniloquus "pompous in talk, vaunting, boastful," from comb. form of magnus "great" (see magnate) + -loquus "speaking," from loqui "to speak" (see locution).