Grandiloquent is usually considered an autological word.
It means pompous, lofty or extravagant in language, style or manner, especially in a way that is intended to impress or attract admiration.
The word’s origin is late 16th century. It stems from the Latin grandiloquus, meaning ‘grand-speaking’. The association with eloquent has altered the ending in English.
Magniloquent is considered a synonym of grandiloquent. And they rhyme.
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I love this word – it’s one of those that sounds and even looks like what it’s describing (to my ears & eyes, anyway!)
Yes, it is exactly that. 🙂
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