orotund

[ awr-uh-tuhnd, ohr- ]
/ ˈɔr əˌtʌnd, ˈoʊr- /

adjective

(of the voice or speech) characterized by strength, fullness, richness, and clearness.
(of a style of speaking) pompous or bombastic.

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Origin of orotund

1785–95; contraction of Latin phrase ōre rotundō, with round mouth

OTHER WORDS FROM orotund

o·ro·tun·di·ty [awr-uh-tuhn-di-tee, ohr-] /ˌɔr əˈtʌn dɪ ti, ˌoʊr-/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for orotund

orotund
/ (ˈɒrəʊˌtʌnd) /

adjective

(of the voice) resonant; booming
(of speech or writing) bombastic; pompous

Word Origin for orotund

C18: from Latin phrase ore rotundo with rounded mouth
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