over·​scale | \ ˈō-vər-ˌskāl How to pronounce overscale (audio) \
variants: or overscaled \ ˈō-​vər-​ˌskāld How to pronounce overscale (audio) \

Definition of overscale

: oversize an overscale coat an overscale sofa

Examples of overscale in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An overscale coffee table provides plenty of room for snacks and drinks at bayside gatherings. Sally Finder Weepie, Better Homes & Gardens, 5 May 2022 The idea that there’s been this downward pressure on writer overscale income and connecting it to the diversification of the agency’s businesses was not something that necessarily was obvious to us at all at the time. Jonathan Handel, The Hollywood Reporter, 14 Sep. 2019 Designer Kay Douglass chose overscale willow basket lights from South of Market to help define the breakfast area in this large Atlanta kitchen. House Beautiful, 1 Oct. 2013 Take Valentino’s showstopping gowns with overscale floral motifs in hues like poppy and peridot. Rebecca Malinsky And Rory Satran, WSJ, 9 Mar. 2018 The couple’s guests are immediately greeted with a generous pour of rosé Champagne in an overscale glass with a single giant ice cube — a personal touch that has become something of a party signature for the pair. Hillary Brown, House Beautiful, 29 Nov. 2017 But simply putting two overscale rodents onstage to comment on the foibles of their human counterparts does not make as much of a difference as Mr. Giles must have hoped. Jesse Green, New York Times, 2 Oct. 2017 The skinny tower is served by a massively overscale driveway, paved, of course, in expensive stone blocks. Inga Saffron, Philly.com, 28 Sep. 2017 That’s the challenge and the joy — following dogs with beady eyes, horses with brick walls for legs, overscale rabbits, patterns that could be Aboriginal or psychedelic, even a figure borrowed from Picasso. Robert Taylor, The Mercury News, 26 May 2017 See More

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First Known Use of overscale

1941, in the meaning defined above

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“Overscale.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overscale. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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