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Orotund

[ȯr-ə-ˌtənd]

Part of speech: adjective

1.

Full, powerful sound

2.

Pompous

Examples of Orotund in a sentence

"Her orotund voice filled the hall."

"The tuba provides quite an orotund timbre that offers rich bass."

About Orotund

Many consider Luciano Pavarotti to be the greatest opera singer of all time. His stunning, orotund voice has helped him sell more than 100 million records, including the best-selling classical album in history.

Did you Know?

Sometimes English is complicated, and sometimes it's wonderfully straightforward. Orotund is a combination of the Latin roots for oral and rotund, meaning "with round mouth."

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