brim·​ful | \ ˈbrim-ˈfu̇l How to pronounce brimful (audio) , -ˌfu̇l \

Definition of brimful

: full to the brim : ready to overflow

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Examples of brimful in a Sentence

a book brimful of stories about people who overcome childhood adversities to achieve great things
Recent Examples on the Web The Missouri is running fast and muddy, brimful with snowmelt and sediment, driftwood and old leaves. National Geographic, "Two visions collide amid push to restore Montana plains," 16 Jan. 2020 There is another stop, Agia Sophia, only 500 metres away, which was also found to be brimful of antiquities. The Economist, "The discovery of an ancient complex in Thessaloniki ignites old debates," 10 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of brimful

circa 1530, in the meaning defined above

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“Brimful.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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