a. high-sounding, pompous.

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  • Altisonant — Al*tis o*nant ([a^]l*t[i^]s [ o]*nant), a. [L. altus high + sonans, p. pr. of sonare to sound.] High sounding; lofty or pompous. Skelton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Altisŏnant — (v. lat.), hochtönend …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • altisonant — index inflated (bombastic) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • altisonant — al|ti|so|nant Mot Agut Adjectiu invariable …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • altisonant — adj. loud, high sounding; grandiloquent; pretentious …   English contemporary dictionary

  • altisonant — al·tis·o·nant …   English syllables

  • altisonant — (ˈ) al|tisənənt adjective Etymology: alti + sonant archaic : lofty or pompous : high sounding …   Useful english dictionary

  • Altisonous — Al*tis o*nous ( n[u^]s), a. [L. altisonus.] Altisonant. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Altiloquent — Altiloquent, hochtrabend, großsprecherisch; davon Altiloquenz; ähnlich altisonant, hochtönend, Altisonanz …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • inflated — I (bombastic) adjective altiloquent, altisonant, artificial, declamatory, flatulent, fustian, grandiloquent, high flown, high sounding, inflatus, magniloquent, mouthy, oratorical, ostentatious, overblown, pedantic, pompous, pretentious,… …   Law dictionary

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