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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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 His working theory was that Sasquatch was part of the hominid family, the same one humans shared with apes, and was a descendant of thought-to-be long extinct humongous primate species that once lived in Asia appropriately named Gigantopithecus. Matt Blitz, Popular Mechanics, "Science Meets Legend: The Story of Our Search for Bigfoot," 8 Oct. 2018 Even the teams that have changes for other reasons saw humongous effects. Andrew Beaton, WSJ, "The NFL’s Quarterback Musical Chairs," 10 Sep. 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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English Language Learners Definition of humongous

informal : very large

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a sum of money that is sent as a payment

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