full·​ness | \ ˈfu̇l-nəs How to pronounce fullness (audio) \
variants: or less commonly fulness

Definition of fullness

: the quality or state of being full
in the fullness of time
: at some point : eventually

Examples of fullness in a Sentence

has regained fullness of motor control
Recent Examples on the Web The rich kelly green accent wall and decorative floral curtains help bring some fullness and warmth to otherwise all-white surfaces in her apartment living room. Hadley Mendelsohn, House Beautiful, 24 June 2022 Brows can lose their fullness over the years, and your tweezers aren't entirely to blame. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, 10 June 2022 Soon, the technology could also include predictions about age, body mass index and height, as well as certain facial features like lip fullness and cheek structure. New York Times, 28 May 2022 In the fullness of time, my dog died of old age, and his did too. Blair Braverman, Outside Online, 1 June 2022 In the fullness of time, everything will be revealed. Andrea Towers, EW.com, 31 May 2022 The answer to that question is the kind of thing that will certainly become clear in the fullness of time. Andy Meek, Forbes, 7 May 2022 In the fullness of time, these commitments, pledges and promises proved to be nothing but gusts of hot air. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 3 May 2022 Seeing the work of her architect Pierpaolo Martiradonna and his team, what struck Leigh was the rich fullness: the shagginess of the thatch, the forest effect of the wood poles. New York Times, 14 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of fullness

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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26 Jun 2022

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“Fullness.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fullness. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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