Translation of high-flown in Spanish:

high-flown

altisonante, adj.

Pronunciation /ˌhʌɪˈfləʊn//ˈhaɪ ˈˌfloʊn/

adjective

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    (rhetoric/language) altisonante
    (rhetoric/language) rimbombante
    • It contains 823 pages of learned, high-flown, flowery reflections on the glorious if doomed role of the poet in a nasty world, with a high incidence of exclamation marks.
    • However, journalism did not change overnight and it still indulged in the Soviet practice of wordiness and high-flown rhetoric.
    • His pungent rejoinders made short work of the Government's high-flown theories.
    • It is tempting under the current circumstances to rush down from our high ground and have a right old go at the BBC - perhaps using rather high-flown and intemperate language.
    • The language they used was high-flown - some would say overblown.
    • Setting aside the high-flown rhetoric of the age, the issues raised are with us still.
    • She knew that people didn't respond to films for either high-flown aesthetic reasons or ‘moral’ ones, and she waged endless war on critics who claimed they did.
    • Whatever high-flown rhetoric comes from the president next week, the reality is clear-cut.
    • Viewed in this light, his high-flown rhetoric about the timeless values of freedom and democracy can seem an abstraction fit only for university debating halls.
    • Anyone who has read the Bronte Sisters knows the kind of high-flown passion the Victorians held dear.
    • In contrast to many postmodernists, who engage in easy forms of parody when addressing the high-flown art of the past, Schütte has actually had the courage to work from inside the tradition - and risk the comparisons.
    • In terms of British theatrical history it represents the last great fling of the high-flown late Victorian tradition most readily associated with Sir Henry Irving.
    • Working people should not allow themselves to be deceived by the high-flown speeches, glossy brochures and fireworks displays.
    • It was not the last time the high-flown menu prose promised one thing while the actual dish delivered another.
    • His biography is eminently sensible on a subject about which much high-flown transcendental nonsense has been written.
    • Unlike Kurtz, he sees civilization in practical terms rather than through high-flown rhetoric.
    • Plans for a merger between Amicus and the TGWU, and possibly the GMB trade unions were announced recently with some high-flown oratory from Tony Woodley, the TGWU general secretary.
    • The cultural supplements of Germany's newspapers, always fond of high-flown debates, will have their work cut out for them this summer.
    • The only Shakespeare play written entirely in verse, it contrasts the high-flown ideals of Richard with the low cunning of Henry Bolingbroke, the man who overthrows him and later has him murdered.
    • And these values are made tangible through people, for people are the heart of a successful institution - not buildings, not high-flown mission statements or even traditions.