Rodomontade Definition

rŏdə-mŏn-tād, -täd, rōdə-
rodomontaded, rodomontades, rodomontading
noun
Arrogant boasting or blustering, ranting talk.
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adjective
Arrogantly boastful.
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verb
To boast; brag.
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Other Word Forms of Rodomontade

Noun

Singular:
rodomontade
Plural:
rodomontades

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

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