Pronounced: NO-uh-sfear, noun
Notes: Another word I don’t know
The word orotund means
- strong, clear, rich (as in voice or speech)
- pompous, bombastic
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).