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 Everyone knows that there are a gazillion different smart home gadgets out there, but how many of them are truly essential? Maren Estrada, BGR, 29 Mar. 2021 For anyone past the denial stage of climate grief, the knee-jerk reaction to news about the increasingly obvious signs of how close the world is to catastrophic climate tipping points is to throw up a few gazillion solar panels. Erik Kobayashi-solomon, Forbes, 25 Feb. 2021 The rest is history, and another couple of gazillion bucks for Jeff Bezos. New York Times, 30 Dec. 2020 That’s been repeated a gazillion times, including from this corner, not because anybody wants to rip or ridicule the Cougars just for ripping’s and ridiculing’s sake. Gordon Monson, The Salt Lake Tribune, 27 Oct. 2020 There are gazillions of options, from minimalist, purely functional options (like this, from Max Smart or the Journidock) to those designed specifically for use in the driver's seat, like those from Lebogner or Lightter. Sebastian Blanco, Car and Driver, 24 May 2020 With a gazillion hotel rooms empty, designated apartments empty in New York City, there’s plenty of places to put people in New York, but Governor [Andrew] Cuomo wants to just shoo them off the subways. The Atlantic, 5 May 2020 And that multiplies the stress of the whole process by a gazillion. Amy Klein, Glamour, 22 Apr. 2020 With Tuna, Capers and Scallions There are about a gazillion ways to cook pasta using other pantry staples — things like garlic, bread crumbs, pecorino, capers, olives and especially, canned fish. Melissa Clark, New York Times, 24 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of gazillion

1977, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gazillion

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“Gazillion.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of gazillion

US, informal : a very large number


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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