hu·​mon·​gous | \ hyü-ˈməŋ-gəs How to pronounce humongous (audio) , yü-, -ˈmäŋ-\
variants: or less commonly humungous \ hyü-​ˈməŋ-​gəs How to pronounce humungous (audio) \

Definition of humongous

: extremely large : huge a humongous building humongous amounts of money

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Examples of humongous in a Sentence

a humongous dish of ice cream I'm sleepy because I ate a humongous lunch.

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Listen up for humongous screams when J-Hope and V hop down the slide together while J-Hope keeps singing, gleefully followed by a laughing Jimin and Jungkook. Jeff Benjamin, Billboard, "BTS Share Fun, Self-Filmed 'Anpanman' Performance Video From MetLife Stadium Show," 5 June 2019 Chickens on the other hand will seriously thrive in this humongous space, which honestly could be big enough to be a guest house. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "These "Chicken Coop Mansions" Look Like Guest Houses," 21 May 2019 Step right up, folks, and feast your eyes on the most ginormous, the most humongous phone known to man! David Pierce, WSJ, "Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 Is Crazy Powerful. Can You Handle It?," 19 Aug. 2018 Suspended under the MiG was a humongous missile previously unseen on the MiG-31 platform. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Russia’s MiG-31 Spotted With Possible Anti-Satellite Missile," 1 Oct. 2018 One will best remember their recent thigh-high Uggs, while some with dramatic slouching and humongous proportions have been worn by Rihanna and Estonian rapper Tommy Cash. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Lil Wayne’s Uggs Obsession Just Went Next-Level," 28 Dec. 2018 Little leaks here and there gave fans hints that the collection, called Tutti Frutti, would be colorful, scented, and downright humongous. Marci Robin, Allure, "Exclusive: Too Faced's Jerrod Blandino Shares All the Details of the New Tutti Frutti Collection," 7 Aug. 2018 Last year Sharp released the Aquos R Compact, a phone with a tiny camera notch on the top edge and a humongous bezel on the bottom for a fingerprint sensor. Sam Byford, The Verge, "Sharp made a phone with two notches," 15 Nov. 2018 At the same time, there's a humongous portion of the population that just consumes propaganda. Olivia Fleming, Harper's BAZAAR, "Mara Liasson and Emma Brown Know the Advantages of Being a Female Journalist," 29 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of humongous

circa 1967, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for humongous

perhaps alteration of huge + monstrous

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The first known use of humongous was circa 1967

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English Language Learners Definition of humongous

informal : very large

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appealing forcibly to the mind or reason

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