magniloquence

Use the noun magniloquence to describe the way your English teacher speaks, if she has a tendency to use flowery, ornate language to say the simplest things.

Politicians, kings, and actors are all people who might have a tendency toward magniloquence, ornamenting their speech with big words, metaphors, and rhetoric. When someone uses more words than are necessary to get her point across, especially if her tone is pompous or grandiose, she is guilty of magniloquence. The word comes from the Latin magniloquus, "pompous in talk," which combines magnus, "great," and loquus, "speaking."

Definitions of magniloquence
  1. noun
    high-flown style; excessive use of verbal ornamentation
    synonyms: grandiloquence, grandiosity, ornateness, rhetoric
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    types:
    flourish
    a display of ornamental speech or language
    blah, bombast, claptrap, fustian, rant
    pompous or pretentious talk or writing
    type of:
    expressive style, style
    a way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period
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