bulky

adjective \ ˈbəl-kē also ˈbu̇l- \
Updated on: 12 Dec 2017

Definition of bulky

bulkier; bulkiest
1 a : having bulk
b (1) : large of its kind
(2) : corpulent
2 : having great volume in proportion to weight
  • a bulky knit sweater

bulkily

play \-kə-lē\ adverb

bulkiness

play \-kē-nəs\ noun

Examples of bulky in a Sentence

  1. a big, bulky football player

  2. bulky packages might cost more to mail

Recent Examples of bulky from the Web

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First Known Use of bulky

15th century


BULKY Defined for English Language Learners

bulky

adjective

Definition of bulky for English Language Learners

  • : large and difficult to carry or store

  • of a person : large and fat or muscular


BULKY Defined for Kids

bulky

adjective \ ˈbəl-kē \

Definition of bulky for Students

bulkier; bulkiest
1 : great in size or volume
2 : being large and awkward to handle


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