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overblown

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[ oh-ver-blohn ]
/ ˈoʊ vərˈbloʊn /
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adjective

overdone or excessive: overblown praise.
of unusually large size or proportions: a majestic, overblown figure.
overinflated; turgid; bombastic; pretentious: overblown prose.

verb

past participle of overblow.

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Origin of overblown

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First recorded in 1590–1600; over- + blown1

Definition for overblown (2 of 2)

overblown2
[ oh-ver-blohn ]
/ ˈoʊ vərˈbloʊn /

adjective

(of a flower) past the stage of full bloom; more than full-blown: an overblown rose.

Origin of overblown

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First recorded in 1610–20; over- + blown2
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British Dictionary definitions for overblown

overblown
/ (ˌəʊvəˈbləʊn) /

adjective

overdone or excessive
bombastic; turgidoverblown prose
(of flowers, such as the rose) past the stage of full bloom
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