Word of the Week: rodomontade (rŏd-ə-mŏn-TĀD)


(Noun) Extravagant boasting or bragging; bravado; boastful or bombastic language.

In Context

“Their conversation was interspersed with oaths like minute guns, and every bombastic rodomontade was rounded off by a thundering execration, like a patriotic toast honored with a discharge of artillery.”

Diedrich Knickerbocker [Washington Irving], A History of New York from the Beginning of the World to the End of the Dutch Dynasty, 1809.