Orotund definition

ôrə-tŭnd
Clear, strong, and deep; resonant.
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Bombastic or pompous.
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Pompous and bombastic.

Orotund talk.

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Full in sound; sonorous.

Orotund tones.

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Characterized by fullness, clarity, strength, and smoothness of sound.
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Pompous; bombastic.
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Origin of orotund

  • From alteration of Latin ōre rotundō with a round mouth ōre ablative of ōs mouth ōs- in Indo-European roots rotundō ablative of rotundus round rotund

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Orotund derives from Latin ore rotundo, “with a round mouth," hence “clear, loud," from os, oris, “the mouth" + rotundus, “round."

    From Wiktionary