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Definition of high-flown adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

high-flown

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˌhaɪ ˈfləʊn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌhaɪ ˈfloʊn//
 
(usually disapproving)
 
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(of language and ideas) very grand and complicated synonym bombastic His high-flown style just sounds absurd today.
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