Elizabeth found Edward’s invitation to the movies to be too flowery and grandiloquent. There really was no need for him to grandiloquently recite the request in rhyme, or for him to wear a top hat and speak in such a fancy way with such big words! Furthermore, his grandiloquent or overly formal expression embarrassed her since he read his poem in front of her soccer team at practice. It was only a date to the movies, after all, not a grandiloquent, impressive marriage proposal!
Quiz: What is an example of grandiloquent speech?
- My weather app says that the temperature is twenty degrees and that it may start snowing by this afternoon.
- I am bafflingly bemused by this dandy day’s increasingly inclement meteorological mishaps.
- I hope the weather gets better soon so we can go outside and play our soccer match.