A long and formal treatment of a subject, in speech or writing; lecture; treatise; dissertation
Public speaking marked by the use of overblown rhetoric.
A work of music, literature, or art, or its structure or organization.
Affected elegance of language.
Using high-flown, pompous, bombastic words and expressions
The art or manner of such speech or writing
The definition of forensic is something that is usable in a court of law.
Using or characterized by mere rhetoric, or artificial eloquence; showy and elaborate in style
A formal speech, especially one given on a ceremonial occasion.
Talk or writing that sounds grand or important but has little meaning; pompous language
The definition of bombastic is important-sounding language that is meaningless.
Becoming red; specif., blushing or flushing
Style or manner of speaking or reading in public
The quality of being pompous; ostentation; self-importance
The use of a word or words in a figurative sense
The act or art of declaiming
The art of public speaking
Palaver is defined as charming talk, or chatter.
loud and confused and empty talk
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
Pompous or bombastic speech or expression.
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