over·​large ˌō-vər-ˈlärj How to pronounce overlarge (audio)
: excessively large
wore an overlarge shirt
overlarge portions
An overlarge sofa filled the living room.

Examples of overlarge in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Where the gumball eyes used to be bulging and overlarge, the new chocolate pieces appear to be smaller morsels — a look that has been met with disapproving opinions on social media. Henry Chandonnet, Peoplemag, 23 June 2023 This one is spacious enough for two adults without feeling overlarge. Sophie Dodd, Travel + Leisure, 18 Apr. 2023 For decades new builds in Los Angeles have resembled overlarge white cubes. Helena Madden, Robb Report, 29 Jan. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of overlarge was in the 14th century

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“Overlarge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overlarge. Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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