[ awr-uh-tuhnd ]
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Part of Speech adjective (1), adjective (2)
Origin + Etymology
Late 18th century; Latin from Latin ore rotundo ‘with rounded mouth’
adjective (1)
  • clear
  • loud
  • rich
  • resonant
adjective (2)
  • bombastic
  • pompous
  • showy
adjective (1)
  • quiet
  • unclear
adjective (2)
  • humble
  • meek
adjective (1)
(of the voice or speech) characterized by strength, fullness, richness, and clearness
adjective (2)
(of a style of speaking) pompous or bombastic
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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