Lil·​li·​put ˈli-li-(ˌ)pət How to pronounce Lilliput (audio)
: an island in Swift's Gulliver's Travels where the inhabitants are six inches tall

Examples of Lilliput in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1726, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Lilliput was in 1726

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“Lilliput.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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