rodomontade

[ rod-uh-mon-teyd, -tahd, -muhn-, roh-duh- ]
/ ˌrɒd ə mɒnˈteɪd, -ˈtɑd, -mən-, ˌroʊ də- /

noun

vainglorious boasting or bragging; pretentious, blustering talk.

adjective

verb (used without object), rod·o·mon·tad·ed, rod·o·mon·tad·ing.

to boast; brag; talk big.

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Origin of rodomontade

1605–15; <Middle French <Italian Rodomonte, the boastful king of Algiers in Orlando Innamorato and Orlando Furioso + Middle French -ade-ade1

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British Dictionary definitions for rodomontade

rodomontade
/ (ˌrɒdəmɒnˈteɪd, -ˈtɑːd) 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
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