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Nov 04 2020 23

Rodomontade is a noun that refers to a bragging speech.

Our word of the day comes from an epic Medieval Italian poem called the Frenzy of Orlando. More specifically, the word rodomontade’s origin is from a boastful character in the poem.  Today the word is a noun that refers to any boastful speech.

Most people in the audience were pretty annoyed at Carl’s rodomontade. That kind of self-congratulatory speech can only alienate you from people.