Definition of orotund:
with child, turgid, oratorical, erect, fustian, aureate, overblown, grating, prominent, circuitous, dead, heavy, magniloquent, fruity, tumid, flowery, plangent, intumescent, style, diffuse, enceinte, pear-shaped, circular, sonorous, obese, mellow, reverberative, full, large, plain, round, rhetorical, breathy, flatulent, rotund, expectant, economical, crisp, reverberant, brittle, ringing, vibrant, conversational, flat, croaky, discursive, tumescent, chatty, windy, puffy, appealing, golden, gravid, clean, high-sounding, reverberating, grandiloquent, resonant, corpulent, resounding, articulate, weighty, adenoidal, big, gaseous, bombastic, swollen, words, declamatory, magnanimous, disembodied, high-flown, gassy, great.
- "The Ontario Readers: The High School Reader, 1886", Ministry of Education.
Orotund Quality is the result only of cultivation, but no speaker or reader can produce those finer effects which are the appropriate symbols of strong and deep emotion, whose voice cannot assume this mode at will.- "The Ontario Readers: The High School Reader, 1886", Ministry of Education.
- "In a Little Town", Rupert Hughes.