from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Pompous and bombastic: orotund talk.
- adj. Full in sound; sonorous: orotund tones.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Characterized by fullness, clarity, strength, and smoothness of sound.
- adj. Pompous; bombastic
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Characterized by fullness, clearness, strength, and smoothness; ringing and musical; -- said of the voice or manner of utterance.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In elocution, characterized by strength, fullness, richness, and clearness; open, mellow, rich, and musical: applied to the voice or manner of utterance.
- Pompous; self-satisfied; inflated: applied to a style of utterance.
- n. A deep, full voice.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. (of sounds) full and rich
- adj. ostentatiously lofty in style
From alteration of Latin ōre rotundō, with a round mouth : ōre, ablative of ōs, mouth; see ōs- in Indo-European roots + rotundō, ablative of rotundus, round; see rotund.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Orotund derives from Latin ore rotundo, “with a round mouth,” hence “clear, loud,” from os, oris, “the mouth” + rotundus, “round.” (Wiktionary)