stilted

Stilted \Stilt"ed\, a. Elevated as if on stilts; hence, pompous; bombastic; as, a stilted style; stilted declamation. [1913 Webster] {Stilted arch} (Arch.), an arch in which the springing line is some distance above the impost, the space between being occupied by a vertical member, molded or ornamented, as a continuation of the archivolt, intrados, etc. [1913 Webster]