American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Pretentious boasting or bragging; bluster: "a detestable compound of vulgarity and rodomontade” ( John Morley).
- adj. Pretentiously boastful or bragging.
- v. To boast or brag; bluster.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- adj. Pretentiously boastful.
- n. Vain boasting; a rant; pretentious behaviour.
- v. To boast, brag or bluster pretentiously.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Vain boasting; empty bluster or vaunting; rant.
- v. To boast; to brag; to bluster; to rant.
- n. vain and empty boasting
- A reference to Rodomonte, a character in Italian Renaissance epic poems Orlando innamorato and its sequel Orlando furioso. Compare rodomontado. (Wiktionary)
- French, from Italian rodomontada, from Rodomonte, arrogant Saracen leader in Orlando Innamorato by Matteo Boiardo and Orlando Furioso by Ludovico Ariosto. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“That is what is termed a rodomontade of equal foolishness to Gormless Gordon's 'decade of shared prosperity'.”
“(Survey report 6801 summarizing Adm. 68/195, 156v, and other data in Adm. 68/194 and/196, found in the microfilms of the Virginia Colonial Records Project, Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia; A letter of Carter's executors to Dawkins 1738 May 10 refers to "your ship Bailey.")  According to the Oxford English Dictionary, a "rodomontade" is "a vainglorious brag or boast; an extravagantly boastful or arrogant saying or speech.”
“I had to look up what rodomontade means and it means arrogant boasting blustering or ranting talk”
“We should try to memorize the meaning of rodomontade and use it in our everyday conversation.”
“Walpole from then on ridiculed GW, calling him a fanfaron braggart, and saying that he soon “learned to blush for his rodomontade.””
“Ditch the shining rhetoric that lets politicians, with tongues of boughten silver, give Tiffany settings to rhinestone notions, decorate nonsense with bells of ringing phrases and frame their sorry bragging in glittering rodomontade.”
“Despite the author's appealing, quirky sense of humor, her tale disconcerts with tasteless rodomontade more than it describes the fraught challenges in the complex geography of her portfolio.”
“The power of poetry, and art in general, to connect us more deeply with ourselves, rather than the empty rodomontade and blather of public life, is fundamental to Merwin's mix of ecological and personal vision.”
“If we cannot persuade the Iranians to abandon pursuit of nuclear capabilities, contrary to the rodomontade emanating from the White House and State, we will be unable to prevent them from doing so.”
“Her impression of him until then was of a vain, arrogant, cocksmen full of drunken rodomontade, too sure of his talent who'd told a friend "I must don my armour once more to play opposite Ms. Tits.”
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