mul·​ti·​bil·​lion ˌməl-tē-ˈbi(l)-yən How to pronounce multibillion (audio)
: being, involving, or worth many billions (as of dollars or pounds)
a multibillion dollar industry
The hoi polloi of the arts world paid tribute to an actor who helped turn the number 007 into a multibillion film series …The Fresno Bee

Examples of multibillion in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Taliban has further tightened restrictions on Afghan women by banning them from working for the United Nations, putting at risk the agency’s multibillion-dollar aid program in Afghanistan. Saeed Shah,, 4 Apr. 2023 The defendants are alleged to have been working as unregistered agents of the Chinese government in the U.S. Guo has since been arrested and charged in a multibillion-dollar fraud scheme of his own. Robert Legare, CBS News, 30 Mar. 2023 There is a thriving market for captagon in the Gulf, and United Nations and Western anti-narcotics drug officials say Syria, shattered by a decade of civil war, has become the region’s main production site for a multibillion-dollar drug trade that also exports to Europe. Nadeen Ebrahim, CNN, 29 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1901, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of multibillion was in 1901

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“Multibillion.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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