Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having a pompous sound.
““Freedom” is a big-sounding word but I did not say this to Abbey.”
“And among the political benefits of thwarting recovery is that, with big-sounding dollar amounts being borrowed by the government, the simple math from the perspective of many independents is that the Democrats are spending a lot of money and accomplishing very little in the process.”
“But bossa was a revolution at the time of its birth - a repudiation of the big-sounding music of the time.”
“Joint ventures and big-sounding cooperation agreements are a familiar sight to observers of Russia-Venezuela relations, and the two countries have even formed a $4 billion development bank.”
“Their sound isn't too distant from some of the other big-sounding, quirky bands, like Arcade Fire (and to some extent Polyphonic Spree), and its just begging to be put in a commercial for something cool, like a hybrid car.”
“Besides, I was afraid of those big-sounding cities.”
“But what means that formidable, big-sounding phrase, Political Economy, more than national housekeeping?”
“Are there among Emerson's earlier 'big-sounding sentences and words of state,' any of which these are the legitimate fruit?”
“Considering, then, that the majority of people are entirely ignorant both of the chemical constitution of the body, and the physiological relationship between the body and food, it is not surprising to observe that in respect to this question of caring for the body, making it grow and work and think, many come to grief, having breakdowns which are called by various big-sounding names.”
“One would hesitate long before changing one of Milton's big-sounding phrases, even if he were not compelled to sacrifice the metre.”
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