orotund

[ awr-uh-tuhnd ]

Part of Speech

adjective (1),adjective (2)

Definition

adjective (1)

(of the voice or speech) characterized by strength, fullness, richness, and clearness

adjective (2)

(of a style of speaking) pompous or bombastic

Origin + Etymology

Late 18th century; Latin

from Latin ore rotundo ‘with rounded mouth’

Synonyms

adjective (1)

  • clear
  • loud
  • rich
  • resonant

adjective (2)

  • bombastic
  • pompous
  • showy

Antonyms

adjective (1)

  • quiet
  • unclear

adjective (2)

  • humble
  • meek

Examples

adjective (1)

He gave his speech with an orotund sound.

adjective (2)

The millionaire's orotund manner made him seem like a jerk.

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