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Word: bombastic

Definition: pompous; using inflated language


Sentences Containing 'bombastic'

"Variety"'s Todd McCarthy describes the film as "visually arresting" although "bombastic" while Kirk Honeycutt, writing in "The Hollywood Reporter", praises the "beauty of its topography, colors and forms."
His appearance comes after the bombastic 'Once more unto the breach..' speech delivered by the King and he drives the comic stragglers Bardolph, Nym, Pistol and the Boy towards the enemy.
Many music critics have often called her music to be "melodramatic", "formulaic", and "bombastic", particularly after her 1988 album, "Reba."
Parker's voice for Officer Barbrady was inspired by Dennis Prager, a syndicated radio talk show host, who Parker said he and Stone liked to make fun of for his "big, bombastic, stupid voice".
Reef Younis of BBC Music felt that "hile some consistency may have been sacrificed in favour of a space-filling selection of tracks, this set still represents a heaving, breathing journey through the introspective and the bombastic, the striving and the exhaustive.
They also approved of his singing the songs himself, saying that his voice "works far better with his music than many of the other more bombastic vocalists he has recorded with as a solo artist." However, they commented that some of the songs have not aged well.

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