Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The orotund mode of intonation.

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  • noun The quality of being orotund.

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Examples

  • The new style could be as limpid as Waugh or as blunt as Orwell or as funny as White and Benchley, but it dethroned the old orotundity as surely as Addison had killed off the old asymmetry.

    Wisest Thing I've Read Today

  • The new style could be as limpid as Waugh or as blunt as Orwell or as funny as White and Benchley, but it dethroned the old orotundity as surely as Addison had killed off the old asymmetry.

    Archive 2008-08-01

  • I can attempt to disguise my language, I can dress it up into even more elaborate and grandiose orotundity, prolixity and self-consciousness, Will Self-consciousness you might say, or I could dress it down into something stripped.

    on language and owning ones voice...

  • I can attempt to disguise my language, I can dress it up into even more elaborate and grandiose orotundity, prolixity and self-consciousness, Will Self-consciousness you might say, or I could dress it down into something stripped.

    Archive 2008-11-01

  • But I can only observe, as Lord Black's risible orotundity finally promises to dissipate into the realm of the crepuscular, that what ventures forth will inevitably make its return.

    Black day in July

  • But I can only observe, as Lord Black's risible orotundity finally promises to dissipate into the realm of the crepuscular, that what ventures forth will inevitably make its return.

    Archive 2007-07-01

  • It would be interesting to trace the history of brainless orotundity back through the centuries to Hellenistic Alexandria and beyond are there examples of this sort of thing on baked clay tablets?... but it would probably drive the investigator to the madhouse.

    languagehat.com: MORE BAD WRITING.

  • It would be well to get rid of some of them by purging; there should be an impressive explosion when _orotundity_ makes its windy exit.

    Works of Lucian of Samosata — Volume 02

  • "As a widow," she resumed with orotundity not lessened by her absence from her own accustomed dais, "as a widow yourself, you are arranged here with a fair degree of comfort, as I am disposed to believe, Mrs. Gage."

    The Sagebrusher A Story of the West

  • Johnson in terms emulous of the great doctor's orotundity and ronderosity.

    My Literary Passions

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