Rodomontade Rod`o*mon*tade", n. [F., fr. It. rodomontana. See {Rodomont}, n.] Vain boasting; empty bluster or vaunting; rant. [1913 Webster]

I could show that the rodomontades of Almanzor are neither so irrational nor impossible. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

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  • rodomontade — [ rɔdɔmɔ̃tad ] n. f. • 1587; de rodomont ♦ Action, propos d un rodomont. ⇒ bravade, fanfaronnade, vantardise. « Les chefs se répandent en menaces et en rodomontades » (Duhamel). ● rodomontade nom féminin (de rodomont) Littéraire. Vantardise… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Rodomontade — od uh muhn TADE; roh duh muhn TAHD is a mass noun meaning boastful talk or behavior. The term is a reference to Rodomonte, a character in Italian Renaissance epic poems Orlando innamorato and its sequel Orlando furioso . [… …   Wikipedia

  • rodomontade — Rodomontade. s. f. On prononce ordinairement Rodemontade. Fanfaronnade, vanterie en fait de bravoure. Rodomontade extravagante, ridicule, outrée. il se vante d avoir tué dix hommes de sa main, c est une rodomontade. il entra dans la maison, & fit …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Rodomontade — Rod o*mon*tade , v. i. To boast; to brag; to bluster; to rant. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rodomontade — Rodomontade, s. Rodamonte …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • rodomontade — I noun bluster, boastfulness, boasting, brag, braggadocio, braggartism, bragging, bunkum, embroidery, empty talk, exaggeration, extravagance, fanfaronade, gasconade, hyperbole, inflation, jactitation, ostentation, pretense, pretension,… …   Law dictionary

  • rodomontade — 1610s, vain boasting like that of Rodomonte, character in Ariosto s Orlando Furioso (earlier rodomontado, 1590s). The name means lit. one who rolls (away) the mountain in dialectal Italian …   Etymology dictionary

  • rodomontade — *bombast, rhapsody, rant, fustian Analogous words: boasting, bragging, vaunting (see BOAST vb): vainglory, vanity, *pride: magniloquence, grandiloquence (see corresponding adjectives at RHETORICAL) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • rodomontade — [räd΄ə mən tād′, rō΄dəmən tād′; räd΄ə məntäd′, rō΄də məntäd′] n. [Fr < rodomont, braggadocio, after It Rodomonte, boastful Saracen leader in Ariosto s Orlando Furioso] arrogant boasting or blustering, ranting talk adj. arrogantly boastful vi.… …   English World dictionary

  • RODOMONTADE — s. f. Fanfaronnade, vanterie en fait de bravoure. Rodomontade extravagante, ridicule, outrée. Il se vante d avoir tué dix hommes de sa main ; c est une rodomontade. Il entra dans la maison, et fit cent rodomontades en menaçant de battre, de tuer …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

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