[ US /ˈbɑmbæst/ ]
[ UK /bˈɒmbɑːst/ ]
  1. pompous or pretentious talk or writing
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How To Use bombast In A Sentence

  • Certainly both the music and these performances have real rhythmic life and a good deal of energy, even if some passages are over-scored and tip over into brassy bombast.
  • I had not changed my intellectual belief as to my correspondent's behavior, but the impropriety of complicating an awkward business by placing myself in the wrong to the extent of losing my temper was so obvious that I blushed in recalling the bombastic periods of the torn composition. The Secret of a Happy Home (1896)
  • Many stewards were taken aback at the prospect of such a drawn-out dispute and the union appears less bombastic this time around. Times, Sunday Times
  • There was more bombast and bluster than football, the most notable happenings on the park being the accumulation of bookings.
  • Either way, they made this noble symphony sound bombastic and sometimes comical. Times, Sunday Times
  • But for many years now bombast, rant, and confident obscurity have been his reigning notes.
  • They jump effortlessly from new wave-tinged rockers to Queen-like bombast to stunning Beatlesque ballads to jazzy art-pop, without losing their touch with hooks that lodge themselves in your cranium and refuse to let go. Tony Sachs: One More Once: A Listen Back At The Records That Made 2010 More Bearable
  • The problem most of the reviews expose is Erikson's verbosity and a very slow and meandering buildup with many subplots leading nowhere, but the reader's patience is ultimatelly paid of by another bombastic ending (yup, a convergence). Archive 2008-07-01
  • Johnson's expression is manly, vigorous, grandiloquent and bombastic.
  • This gives me hope for media bombast in general, that it can be scaled back without the whole house of cards collapsing.
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