plen·​ti·​tude ˈplen-tə-ˌtüd How to pronounce plentitude (audio)

Examples of plentitude in a Sentence

that new baby is in for a plentitude of love a plentitude of lumber for the current housing market
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Word History


by alteration (with -t- from plenty entry 2)

First Known Use

1615, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of plentitude was in 1615

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“Plentitude.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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plen·​ti·​tude ˈplen(t)-ə-ˌt(y)üd How to pronounce plentitude (audio)
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