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uk   us   /ɡrænˈdɪl.ə.kwənt/ formal mainly disapproving
A grandiloquent ​style or way of using ​language is ​complicated in ​order to ​attractadmiration and ​attention, ​especially in ​order to make someone or something ​seemimportant: Her ​speech was ​full of grandiloquent ​language, but it ​contained no new ​ideas.
noun [U] uk   us   /-kwəns/
adverb uk   us   /-li/
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