JUICY WORD: Orotund

Tuscan bell tower

Tuscan bell tower

Mr. Pomposity.

Mr. Pomposity.

The juicy word for today, OROTUND, is an adjective referring to being pompous or sonorous. It can also be used as a noun, as in orotundity. We have all known a few orotund people—you know the ones who assume their status in life makes them superior to other mortals. (The orotund executive waltzed ahead of all the others in line and demanded of the bank teller that she wait on him next.) Well, how’s that used for sonorous you might ask? (The Italian monk climbed the stairs of the campanile and pulled on the ropes at the precise time. The deafening gongs pealed in deep, mellifluous, and orotund vibrations across the Tuscan landscape.)

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About Patricia Concodora

Pat Concodora, author and editor is an active member of James River Writers, Richmond, Va., Sisters in Crime, and Lethal Ladies Write. She offers research, editing, writing, and ghost writing services to writers in need of help with their manuscripts, as well as businesses needing articles and editorial services. She publishes her mysteries as P.J. Woods.

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