king-size

adjective
\ ˈkiŋ-ˌsīz How to pronounce king-size (audio) \
variants: or king-sized \ ˈkiŋ-​ˌsīzd How to pronounce king-size (audio) \

Definition of king-size

1 : longer than the regular or standard size a king-size cigarette
2 : unusually large
3 US, of a bed : having dimensions of approximately 76 by 80 inches (about 1.9 by 2.0 meters) also : of a size that fits a king-size bed king-size sheets — compare full-size, queen-size, twin-size

First Known Use of king-size

1909, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“King-size.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/king-size. Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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king-size

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of king-size

: extremely large
US, of a bed : having a size of 76 inches by 80 inches (about 1.9 by 2.0 meters)

king-size

adjective
\ ˈking-ˌsīz \
variants: or king-sized \ -​ˌsīzd \

Kids Definition of king-size

: unusually large a king-size sandwich

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