ga·​zil·​lion | \gə-ˈzil-yən \

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gazillion adjective
gazillionth \gə-​ˈzil-​yən(t)th \ adjective

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That’s because there are a gazillion such lists (give or take), each with countless options—the results were literally all over the map. Beth Decarbo, WSJ, "Our 15-Year Quest to Find the Perfect Place to Retire," 20 Nov. 2018 Everyone has these boats that go a gazillion miles an hour and you're bashed around and your hair is all tangled, and then you're supposed to wash them. Dylan Landis, House Beautiful, "Amanda Lindroth on Decorating Her Home in the Bahamas," 9 June 2012 Leap from a giant crane, a gazillion feet in the air, straight into the window of a skyscraper that’s on fire? Stephanie Zacharek, Time, "Dwayne Johnson Scales New Heights in Skyscraper," 12 July 2018 His average is way down, his strikeouts are way up and his gazillion-dollar contract-to-be is way premature. John Shea,, "Dusty Baker’s long gone as Nationals, Bryce Harper struggle," 7 July 2018 Universal Pictures is having none of that, of course, not after 2015’s Jurassic World made a gazillion dollars, re-invigorating a moribund series. Richard Lawson, HWD, "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom," 5 June 2018 Plus, uh Black Panther is one of the biggest characters in the world and was a part of a cultural phenomenon that made a gazillion dollars. Frank Pallotta And Brian Lowry, CNN, "A spoiler-y discussion about Marvel's 'Avengers' mashup," 30 Apr. 2018 The Flyers have won four of the six playoff series against their intrastate rivals, including an upset in the wild 2012 series, when the teams combined for 56 goals and a gazillion fights. Sam Carchidi,, "Flyers-Penguins preview: Battle for Pa. is intriguing series," 11 Apr. 2018 For the melon to reassemble itself, many gazillions of atomic particles would have to do the same thing backwards, and the likelihood of that is essentially zero. Christoph Adami, Newsweek, "How Stephen Hawking's Black Hole Discoveries Rewrote Physics of Space-Time," 19 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of gazillion

1977, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of gazillion

: a very large number


ga·​zil·​lion | \gə-ˈzil-yən \

Kids Definition of gazillion

: an extremely large number There were gazillions of ants.

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