[ awr-uh-tuhnd, ohr- ]
/ ˈɔr əˌtʌnd, ˈoʊr- /
(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 orotundo·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
/ (ˈɒrəʊˌtʌnd) /
(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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