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rod•o•mon•tade  (rod′ə mon tād, -täd, -mən-, rō′də-), 
n., adj., v., -tad•ed, -tad•ing.

  • vainglorious boasting or bragging;
    pretentious, blustering talk.

  • adj. 
  • bragging.

  • v.i. 
  • to boast;
    talk big.
  • Etymology:
    • Italian Rodomonte, the boastful king of Algiers in Orlando Innamorato and Orlando Furioso + Middle French -ade -ade1
    • Middle French
    • 1605–15

    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    rodomontade /ˌrɒdəmɒnˈteɪd -ˈtɑːd/ literary n
    1. boastful words or behaviour; bragging
    2. (as modifier): rodomontade behaviour
    1. (intransitive) to boast, bluster, or rant
    Etymology: 17th Century: from French, from Italian rodomonte a boaster, from Rodomonte the name of a braggart king of Algiers in epic poems by Boiardo and Ariosto

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