What does the word grandiloquent mean?

    Part of speech: noun


  • Part of speech: adverb


  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Pompous or bombastic in style.

Usage examples for grandiloquent

  1. Like other great masters of a decorative style, he frequently becomes pompous and grandiloquent. – Burke's Speech on Conciliation with America by Edmund Burke
  2. With this grandiloquent subterfuge Carteret turned to his next article on white supremacy. – The Marrow of Tradition by Charles W. Chesnutt
  3. He could impart much knowledge of wigs to a wigless age, and talked in a grandiloquent fashion of Spencers, Albemarles, and Lavants. – The ghosts of their ancestors by Weymer Jay Mills