The predilection by particular individuals toward the utilization of elongated vocalizations and terminologies in their interpersonal dialogues. Its etymological pedigree is derived from the antediluvian Latin locutions "sesqui", lit. "one and one half", and "ped", lit. "foot".
A composer of lyrical rhythms
Encountered a creative schism
When those who spoke terse
Demanded his verse
Lose its sesquipedalianisms.

Ses`qui*pe*da"li*an*ism (?), Ses*quip"e*dal*ism (?), n.



© Webster 1913.

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