how to pronounce bombast


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bombast is pronounced in two syllables

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meanings of bombast


  1. Cotton, or cotton wool.
  2. High-sounding words; language above the dignity of the occasion; a pompous or ostentatious manner of writing or speaking.
  3. Cotton, or any soft, fibrous material, used as stuffing for garments; stuffing, padding.


  1. To use high-sounding words; to speak or write in a pompous or ostentatious manner.
  2. To swell or fill out; to inflate, to pad.


  1. Big without meaning, or high-sounding; bombastic, inflated; magniloquent.

bombast frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word bombast occurs in english on average 0.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics bombast can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that bombast can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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