Rodomontade meaning

rŏdə-mŏn-tād, -täd, rōdə-
Pretentious boasting or bragging; bluster.
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Pretentiously boastful or bragging.
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To boast or brag.
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Arrogant boasting or blustering, ranting talk.
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Arrogantly boastful.
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To boast; brag.
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Pretentiously boastful.
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Vain boasting; a rant; pretentious behaviour.
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To boast, brag or bluster pretentiously.
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Origin of rodomontade

  • French from Italian rodomontada from Rodomonte , arrogant Saracen leader in Orlando Innamorato by Matteo Boiardo and Orlando Furioso by Ludovico Ariosto

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

  • A reference to Rodomonte, a character in Italian Renaissance epic poems Orlando innamorato and its sequel Orlando furioso. Compare rodomontado.

    From Wiktionary