in·​nu·​mer·​ous i-ˈnü-mə-rəs How to pronounce innumerous (audio)

Examples of innumerous in a Sentence

had offered to help with the cleaning on innumerous occasions
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Word History


Latin innumerus, from in- + numerus number

First Known Use

1531, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of innumerous was in 1531

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Cite this Entry

“Innumerous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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