ga·​zil·​lion | \ gə-ˈzil-yən How to pronounce gazillion (audio) \
plural gazillions

Definition of gazillion

: a huge, unspecified number : zillion According to William Miller, Jr., VMD, a professor of dermatology at Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine, there are "gazillions" of different types of fungi existing in nature, including molds, yeasts, mildews and so forth.— Tom Ewing … the seemingly gazillions of options available to us compared to our parents' generation.— Michele Bender often used with another noun With just over a gazillion pages on the Web, navigating the far reaches of cyberspace without a search engine is nearly impossible.— Angela Hickman et al.

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gazillionth \ gə-​ˈzil-​yən(t)th How to pronounce gazillion (audio) \ adjective
… my friend Kathy and I are going to see Def Leppard on Monday night in Cincinnati for the gazillionth time. — Nancy Wilson

Examples of gazillion in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Come night-time, resident astronomers reveal the secrets of the dark skies, which are suddenly scattered with countless celestial bodies, as if God has turned on a gazillion lights. Angelina Villa-clarke, Forbes, 20 June 2022 And Alvarez must know his loss to Bivol has not diminished the demand — nor the gazillion-dollar return — of a third GGG fight. Anthony Stitt, Forbes, 17 May 2022 Unlike the gazillion celebrity beauty brands out there, Caliray was founded by a beauty veteran Wende Zomnir (a.k.a. the founder of Urban Decay). Angela Trakoshis, Allure, 22 May 2022 There’s about a gazillion places to get caffeinated in the City of Angels, but the Alchemist Coffee Project is extra special. Leslie Kelly, Forbes, 12 Apr. 2022 But that’s the problem: Few mid-size financial institutions identify those unique needs, and instead play an endless game of catch-up to the large banks with their gazillion dollar IT budgets. Ron Shevlin, Forbes, 18 Jan. 2022 Room 1190 was the generator of a gazillion news stories for more than a half-century and an irreplaceable facilitator of government transparency. George Skelton, Los Angeles Times, 6 Dec. 2021 Even if every single person in Alaska was a successful hunter and bagged a deer, there would be a gazillion left to invade your yard, hit your car and spread diseases. Jeff Lowenfels, Anchorage Daily News, 25 Nov. 2021 Meanwhile, it’s not unusual for a boba shop to have about a gazillion options that are constantly changing and updating to compete with their brethren. Serena Dai, San Francisco Chronicle, 4 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of gazillion

1977, in the meaning defined above

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“Gazillion.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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ga·​zil·​lion | \ gə-ˈzil-yən How to pronounce gazillion (audio) \

Kids Definition of gazillion

: an extremely large number There were gazillions of ants.

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gazillion adjective

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