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orotund

Post by Mel » Sat Apr 09, 2005 12:16 am

Came across "orotund" in the Telegraph crossword today.

Thought some of you might be interested in its origin,


orotund
/orrtund/

• adjective 1 (of the voice) resonant and impressive. 2 (of writing or style) pompous.

— ORIGIN from Latin ore rotundo ‘with rounded mouth’.
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