elephantine

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adjective el·e·phan·tine \ˌe-lə-ˈfan-ˌtēn, -ˌtīn, ˈe-lə-fən-\

Definition of elephantine

  1. 1a :  having enormous size or strength :  massiveb :  clumsy, ponderous elephantine verse

  2. 2 :  of or relating to an elephant

Examples of elephantine in a Sentence

  1. He has an elephantine ego.

  2. the wedding reception was held under an elephantine tent on the great lawn

1610

First Known Use of elephantine

1610


Elephantine

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geographical name El·e·phan·ti·ne \ˌe-lə-ˌfan-ˈtī-nē, -fən-, -ˈtē-\

Definition of Elephantine

  1. island in the Nile River opposite Aswân in southern Egypt population 1814


ELEPHANTINE Defined for English Language Learners

elephantine

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Definition of elephantine for English Language Learners

  • : very large like an elephant

  • : not graceful : awkward or clumsy



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