In Latin it means "with a round mouth" and it is used
to describe round-mouthed, pompous speakers. What word is it?
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The word orotund derives from the Latin
ore rotundo, with a round mouth (from
the Latin os, mouth, and rotundus, round).
When used positively, the word denotes speech that is loud, oratorical, and clearly enunciated. When used negatively, it denotes pompous speech.
My first thought was circumlocutory - can I get partial credit?
[Mootguy: You may have 1/3 credit.]
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