Figure Name bomphiologia
Source Silva Rhetoricae (, Wikipedia (
Earliest Source None
Synonyms verborum bombus
Etymology None
Type Chroma
Linguistic Domain Semantic

Exaggeration done in a self-aggrandizing manner, as a braggart.


two cats ... alighting opposite one another on my visage, betook themselves to indecorous contention for the paltry consideration of my nose. (E.A. Poe "Loss of Breath" 2:159)

Kind Of
Part Of
Related Figures hyperbole, macrologia, periergia, figures of excess and superfluity
Notes Not sure what "type of" this figure would be.
Confidence Confident
Last Editor Allan McDougall
Confidence Confident
Editorial Notes
Reviewed Yes
Reviewer Allan McDougall