Gran"di*ose" (?), a. [F. grandiose, It. grandioso. See Grand.]

1.

Impressive or elevating in effect; vimposing; splendid; striking; -- in a good sense.

The tone of the parts was to be perpetually kept down in order not to impair the grandiose effect of the whole. M. Arnold.

The grandiose red tulips which grow wild. C. Kingsley.

2.

Characterized by affectation of grandeur or splendor; flaunting; turgid; bombastic; -- in a bad sense; as, a grandiose style.

 

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