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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [awr-uh-tuhnd, ohr-]
    • /ˈɔr əˌtʌnd, ˈoʊr-/
    • /ˈɔː.rəʊ.tʌnd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [awr-uh-tuhnd, ohr-]
    • /ˈɔr əˌtʌnd, ˈoʊr-/

Definitions of orotund word

  • adjective orotund (of the voice or speech) characterized by strength, fullness, richness, and clearness. 1
  • adjective orotund (of a style of speaking) pompous or bombastic. 1
  • noun orotund (of the voice or phrasing) full, round, and imposing. 1
  • adjective orotund (of the voice) resonant; booming 0
  • adjective orotund (of speech or writing) bombastic; pompous 0
  • adjective orotund clear, strong, and deep; resonant 0

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Origin of orotund

First appearance:

before 1785
One of the 44% newest English words
1785-95; contraction of Latin phrase ōre rotundō, with round mouth

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Parts of speech for Orotund


orotund popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 71% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 52% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

orotund usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for orotund

adjective orotund

  • loud — (of sound) strongly audible; having exceptional volume or intensity: loud talking; loud thunder; loud whispers.
  • clear — Something that is clear is easy to understand, see, or hear.
  • strong — having, showing, or able to exert great bodily or muscular power; physically vigorous or robust: a strong boy.
  • ringing — a ringing sound, as of a bell or bells: the ring of sleigh bells.
  • stentorian — very loud or powerful in sound: a stentorian voice.

Antonyms for orotund

adjective orotund

  • soft — yielding readily to touch or pressure; easily penetrated, divided, or changed in shape; not hard or stiff: a soft pillow.
  • humble — not proud or arrogant; modest: to be humble although successful.

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