Examples of elephantine in a Sentence
He has an elephantine ego.
the wedding reception was held under an elephantine tent on the great lawn
Recent Examples of elephantine from the Web
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Suddenly, the Four Guardsmen came into view: a tight quartet of elephantine sequoia trunks through which the road passes.
At 13th and New York NW, a trio of elephantine, Day-Glo rams stand atop one another.
Who could have guessed that a single City Council race would turn into an elephantine criminal inquiry that dragged on for years, at enormous cost, to absolutely no point whatsoever?
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First Known Use of elephantine
astronomical (also astronomic), bumper, colossal, cosmic (also cosmical), enormous, galactic, gargantuan, giant, gigantic, grand, herculean, heroic (also heroical), huge, humongous (also humungous), immense, jumbo, king-size (or king-sized), leviathan, mammoth, massive, mega, mighty, monster, monstrous, monumental, mountainous, oceanic, planetary, prodigious, super, supersize, supersized, titanic, tremendous, vast, vasty, walloping, whacking, whopping;
bantam, bitty, diminutive, infinitesimal, little bitty, micro, microminiature, microscopic (also microscopical), midget, miniature, minuscule, minute, pocket, pygmy, teensy, teensy-weensy, teeny, teeny-weeny, tiny, wee;
big, bulky, considerable, extensive, good, goodly, great, gross, handsome, hefty, hulking, largish, major, outsize (also outsized), overgrown, oversize (or oversized), sizable (or sizeable), substantial, tidy, voluminous;
ELEPHANTINE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of elephantine for English Language Learners
: very large like an elephant
: not graceful : awkward or clumsy
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