verb (used without object), rod·o·mon·tad·ed, rod·o·mon·tad·ing.
Origin of rodomontade
Examples from the Web for rodomontade
The impostor they follow has nothing but fustian and rodomontade in his impudent lying book from beginning to end.Imaginary Conversations and Poems|Walter Savage Landor
The death of Sir Richard Grenville was emphatically what the sixteenth century described as a rodomontade in act.
This was rodomontade, with the advanced troops of the whole army now within sight of Paris.
Except for this exhibition of rodomontade his address was a wonderful display of reasoning and erudition.The Life of John Marshall Volume 4 of 4|Albert J. Beveridge
There was in the action as well as in the literature of the Elizabethan time a strain of rodomontade.
British Dictionary definitions for rodomontade
- boastful words or behaviour; bragging
- (as modifier)rodomontade behaviour
Word Origin for rodomontade
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."