Pronounced: NO-uh-sfear, noun

Notes: Another word I don’t know

Yesterday’s word

The word orotund means

  • strong, clear, rich (as in voice or speech)
  • pompous, bombastic
First usage

Our word came into English in the late 1700s

Background / Comments

Our word is a contraction of the Latin phrase ore rotundo (with a round moth), made up of ore, which comes from os (mouth) combined with rotundo, which comes from rotundus (round).

Published by Richard

Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

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