Dictionary.com

rodomontade

[ rod-uh-mon-teyd, -tahd, -muhn-, roh-duh- ]
/ 藢r蓲d 蓹 m蓲n藞te瑟d, -藞t蓱d, -m蓹n-, 藢ro蕣 d蓹- /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: rodomontade / rodomontaded / rodomontading on Thesaurus.com

noun
vainglorious boasting or bragging; pretentious, blustering talk.
adjective
bragging.
verb (used without object), rod路o路mon路tad路ed, rod路o路mon路tad路ing.
QUIZ
QUIZ YOURSELF ON OPPOSITES OF RED BEFORE YOU TURN SCARLET
We have a challenge that will make you blush: do you know the many words and ways to describe the opposite of red?
Question 1 of 7
Which of the following colors is used to symbolize AIR?

Origin of rodomontade

First recorded in 1605鈥15; from Middle French, from Italian Rodomonte, the boastful king of Algiers in Orlando Innamorato and Orlando Furioso + Middle French -ade -ade1

Words nearby rodomontade

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 漏 Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use rodomontade in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for rodomontade

rodomontade
/ (藢r蓲d蓹m蓲n藞te瑟d, -藞t蓱藧d) literary /

noun
  1. boastful words or behaviour; bragging
  2. (as modifier)rodomontade behaviour
verb
(intr) to boast, bluster, or rant

Word Origin for rodomontade

C17: from French, from Italian rodomonte a boaster, from Rodomonte the name of a braggart king of Algiers in epic poems by Boiardo and Ariosto
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK