Definition of grandiloquence:
bull, cockalorum, rhetoric, gas, fanfaronade, hot air, brag, palaver, rodomontade, orotundity, words, verbiage, empty words, fustian, wind, gasconade, style, empty talk, grandiosity, claptrap, plain, rant, turgidity, magniloquence, bluster, oratory, braggadocio.
- ornate speech or writing (part of speech: noun)
- wordiness (part of speech: noun)
ostentation (part of speech: noun)
- pomp and circumstance,
- "Dr. Johnson and His Circle", John Bailey.
Victor Hugo's heirs, who divided his kingdom as once the diadochi divided the kingdom of Alexander the Great, were only able to preserve the trappings of the glory gone, and the grandiloquence of their words contrasted ill with their thin voices and artificial feelings.- "Ã?mile Verhaeren", Stefan Zweig.
The only sounds were the hoof- falls of the horse, the crunching of the wheels on the wet road, the occasional rattle of a vessel in the racks when the van happened to descend violently into a rut, and the steady murmur of Mrs Clowes's voice rehearsing the grandiloquence of the part of Dulcibel.- "The Matador of the Five Towns and Other Stories", Arnold Bennett.