- vainglorious boasting or bragging; pretentious, blustering talk.
- to boast; brag; talk big.
Origin of rodomontade
Examples from the Web for rodomontade
Slang is nowadays very often the only vehicle by which rodomontade may be avoided.The Slang Dictionary
John Camden Hotten
Lily said, "Yes, it was so," without at all understanding what he meant by his rodomontade.London's Heart
B. L. (Benjamin Leopold) Farjeon
It is amusing to trace Mr. Gosse's rodomontade to its source.Ephemera Critica
John Churton Collins
They did so; and a day it was, of boast, and swagger, and rodomontade.The Adventures of Captain Bonneville
His old passion for a theatrical piece of rodomontade was not yet subdued.The Loom of Youth
- boastful words or behaviour; bragging
- (as modifier)rodomontade behaviour
- (intr) to boast, bluster, or rant
Word Origin and History for rodomontade
1610s (earlier rodomontado, 1590s), "vain boasting like that of Rodomonte," character in Ariosto's "Orlando Furioso." In dialectal Italian the name means literally "one who rolls (away) the mountain."