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Below you will find the definition of magniloquent, followed by 39 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(adjective) - lofty in style
EXAMPLES - Magniloquent in a Sentence
- MACDONALD is magniloquent, perhaps a bit thrasonical; (source)
- The actor delivered a magniloquent monologue, peppered with metaphors and obscure words. (source)
- You will find men who are very turgid and magniloquent at five-and-thirty, at forty, at fifty. (source)
- And in performance terms, the prevailing intimacy lets Mr. Jacobi deliver the magniloquent scene of (source)
- His magniloquent western name was the moral umbrella upon which he balanced the fine problem of his finances. (source)
- They are indeed one and the same, two groups of magniloquent ideologues who only pretend to agree to disagree. (source)
- Those of New York and Pennsylvania are the least so, and that of Massachusetts by far the most violently magniloquent. (source)
- He carried into the bookselling craft somewhat of the grandiose manner of the stage, and was prone to be mouthy and magniloquent. (source)
- The Germans in front of our Division were so cowed by our magniloquent display of gunnery that they have remained moderately quiet ever since. (source)
- The turn from the somewhat magniloquent dissertation to the parties immediately interested -- the gentle disposing, between injunction and persuasion, of (source)
- They are indeed one and the same, two groups of magniloquent ideologues who only pretend to agree to disagree. heatherc wrote: I can't say I blame the Wheelers. (source)
- Nothing gets done, nothing changes; i.e., it's Obama's "home field," since that definition applies equally well to the magniloquent parvenu and his deed-free resume. (source)
- I think John M's observation that there's a parallel with the mass hysteria that Hilter stirred up with his manic but magniloquent speeches is not so far of the mark. (source)
- (How well I recognise the old, magniloquent Peter of twenty years back) ... and adding that his plumbing is done and he has asked for his papers, which is more to the point (source)
- Yeah, I agree the whole Tebow thing got to be too much, saturated with hyperbole and strained, magniloquent theories about why he'd become the country's most-discussed athlete. (source)
- It then looked rather magniloquent for a work so humble as ours; but there was promise in it, and prophecy, and nothing less would satisfy either our Chinese brethren or myself. (source)
- The painter's palette, charged with color, is the instrument with which he thrills a melody to the eye, even as the magniloquent organ or the sigh-breathing flute speak to the ear. (source)
- Edmund Spenser's refrain "Sweet Thames! run softly, till I end my song" is often quoted in disquisitions upon it; but the loud magniloquent song of the Thames itself will never end. (source)
- "In the name of the Prophet 'Figs'" was the pompous utterance ascribed to Dr. Johnson, whose solemn magniloquent style was simulated as Eastern cant applied to common business in _Rejected (source)
- MacDowell had not the Promethean imagination, the magniloquent passion, that are Strauss's; his art is far less elaborate and subtle than that of such typical moderns as Debussy and d'Indy. (source)
- Dr. Barber, an Englishman, and a somewhat noted teacher of elocution, having been converted to the phrenological faith, delivered certain magniloquent lectures on the same to the citizens of (source)
- "I give you my word of honor, Mr. Piper, to keep everything I know entirely and completely secret," said Oliver, slowly, trying to make the large words seem as little magniloquent as possible. (source)
- If he had been content to be only portentously magniloquent indeed of profane; if he could have remained outside the barrier, and not rushed in where those he invokes fear to tread, it would have been well. (source)
- In a special big-type article in a daily paper I had glorified the breed and the business by the magniloquent demand "Who that has battled with a fine Thames trout in a thundering weir will ever forget, etc., etc.?" (source)
- No matter by what violent shocks the author proceeds from Danton to Napoleon, that concluding passage, ending with the shining and magniloquent phrase, "the most splendid of human swords," is a glorious piece of writing. (source)
- Here gleamed no salamander, with its legend, "In fire am I nourished; in fire I die," but the less magniloquent and more dreaded coat of arms of the emperor, the royal rival and one-time jailer of the proud French monarch. (source)
- In addition there is a thread of vanity in confession -- as among young peasants who confess to a greater share in a burglary than they actually had (easily discoverable by the magniloquent manner of describing their actual crime). (source)
- "Come Around Sundown," the band's fifth album, is thick with growly, momentous rock songs that arrive in an era dominated by magnificent pop stars (Lady Gaga), magniloquent rap stars (Lil Wayne) and mash-ups of the two (Kanye West). (source)
- Before he even speaks we glean Quixote's character -- eloquent, fearless and frail -- in Gaines' gestures and movement, so that when he launches into some magniloquent knight errant business, it only confirms what we already knew about him. (source)
- For this romantic and very pretty girl had set King Theodoret to pestering Manuel with magniloquent offers of what Theodoret would do and give if only the rescuer of Megaris would put aside his ugly crippled wife and marry the King's lovely sister. (source)
- Philip knows all about poetry and the ancients; and in virtue of his knowledges, he writes a terribly magniloquent and tedious "Arcadia," which, when he comes to die gallantly in battle, is admired and read everywhere: nowadays it rests mostly on the shelf. (source)
- "Metamorphoses" in a dreadfully barocco style, calls upon the world, in those magniloquent phrases which somehow belong as of right to your mighty Don, to admire the exquisite commingling of modern art with antique beauty, to which his _fiat_ has given birth. (source)
- His magniloquent posturing and googly-eyed visage imbue the picture with an irresistible mixture of foolhardy bravado and touching fearlessness needed by practitioners of a blood sport that Picasso identified as having much in common with his own high-risk line of work. (source)
- Kreutzberg is consecrated to the same magniloquent union, and bears upon its head a military monument illustrative of the triumph of a roused and indignant people against a great oppression; but alas! it does not record the emancipation of that same people from intestine slavery. (source)
- For some people think that it is the iambic rhythm, because that is the most like a speech, on which account it happens that it is most frequently employed in fables, because of its resemblance to reality -- because the dactylic hexameter rhythm is better suited to a lofty and magniloquent subject (source)
- Briefly, _Tamburlaine_ -- the play which made the greatest impression on the playwrights of its time -- may be described as a magniloquent account of the career of a world-conqueror whose resistless triumph over kingdoms and potentates, signalized by acts of monstrous insolence, provides excuse for outbursts of extravagant vainglory. (source)
- Isocrates 'oration seems to have been ironic, and recognized as such; subse - quently, audience reaction altered the paradoxical quality of orations on Helen, so that topoi used in ironic praise of the most beautiful woman in the world be - came the magniloquent response to female loveliness familiar to us from the lips of Marlowe's Faustus and (source)
- Their orators grew magniloquent over its tyrannical oppression; the Southern press overflowed with that marvellous exuberance of diatribe of which they are the acknowledged masters -- to all of which the complaisant North gave a ready and subservient concurrence, until the very name reeked in the public mind with infamous associations and degrading ideas. (source)
- It was given by Monsieur Hannibal with such a magniloquent description of the palace in which he found me, and which he fully believed to be my own -- of the royal retinue surrounding my steps -- of my staff of glittering officers, and the battalions and brigades of my body-guard; that while she smiled at his narrative, she was perfectly convinced of his derangement. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 39 example sentences provided below is 42.0, which suggests that "magniloquent" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 6 synonyms for magniloquent.
boastful, bombastic, flowery, grandiloquent, pompous, turgid
We have 1 antonym for magniloquent.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of magniloquent from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (adjective) Lofty and extravagant in speech; grandiloquent.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adjective) Speaking pompously; using swelling discourse; bombastic; tumid in style; grandiloquent.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (adjective) Speaking pompously; using swelling discourse; bombastic; tumid in style; grandiloquent.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) Speaking or writing in a lofty style; grandiloquent; bombastic.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (adjective) lofty in style