Definition of colossal
1 : of, relating to, or resembling a colossus colossal statues
2 : of a bulk, extent, power, or effect approaching or suggesting the stupendous or incredible colossal rock formations colossal stellar explosions
3 : of an exceptional or astonishing degree a colossal failure a colossal bore colossal ambition
colossallyplay \kə-ˈlä-sə-lē\ adverb
Examples of colossal in a Sentence
a colossal statue of the town's founder
Recent Examples of colossal from the Web
An OSU win against the Huskies would be considered a colossal upset nationally.
The state attorney’s grand jury report on condominium fraud served as a colossal eye-opener.
Impacts between two planet-sized bodies are colossal, vaporizing several percent of the impact bodies and melting most of the rest.
Just about every culture on the planet has its own forms, yet eating in space has been seen, up until now, as a colossal mistake.
Given only one season on his return, he was dismissed despite a nine-win improvement and a colossal jump defensively.
After a colossal effort from reliever Cole Lipscomb on the mound, even in defeat, Auburn will turn to either senior right-hander Gabe Klobosits (0-0, 4.64 ERA) or freshman righty Ryan Watson (1-1, 4.80) to start in the biggest game of the season.
President Donald Trump has made a colossal mistake in deciding to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement.
The Stratolaunch, as the colossal flying machine is called, is set to begin ground testing immediately, with the hope of getting it into the air by 2019, according to a statement from head of the project Jean Floyd.
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Definition of colossal for English Language Learners
: very large or great
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