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Word: bombast

Definition: grandiloquent, pompous speech

Sentences Containing 'bombast'

"Taking Chances" is a pop rock ballad, which begins with Dion crooning softly over a near-acoustic musical backdrop, before the soft rock bombast kicks in.
All should beware of actors and newcomers, especially "an vpstart Crow, beautified with our feathers, that with his "Tygers hart wrapt in a Players hyde", supposes he is as well able to bombast out a blanke verse as the best of you: and being an absolute "Iohannes fac totum", is in his owne conceit the onely Shake-scene in a countrey."
Edna Gundersen from USA TODAY wrote, "She dials back the bombast on the title track, a midtempo rocker."
Greene's phrase "bombast out a blank verse" appears to be an allusion to a remark by Nashe in the preface to Greene's "Menaphon" (1589) in which Nashe defended Greene against his detractors, who "out-brave better pens with the swelling bumbast of a bragging blanke verse".
Journalism professor Richard Reinhardt argued in 1980 that the showy bombast of Broadway theatre producer David Belasco helped form in the early Grove Plays a taste for majestic and astounding visual effects, and that this aesthetic sense has continued to the present in a form of "institutional inertia."
Nick Levine wrote a positive review for Digital Spy, describing the song: "It begins in surprisingly restrained fashion, with Dion crooning softly over a near-acoustic musical backdrop, but the soft rock bombast kicks in soon enough.
Well, first of all there's the production from British knob-twiddling whizz Alex da Kid, which has a similar gravitas and bone-rattling bombast to his work on 'Love the Way You Lie' and 'Airplanes'.
Yancey Strickler of "Flak Magazine" wrote: "Featuring a stunning horn bombast, it has the potential of a Lebron breakaway with Jay-Z's typically stellar guest verse and Beyoncé's cocked-hip, sassy delivery."

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