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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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Answer: orotund

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.


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