sizable

adjective

siz·​able ˈsī-zə-bəl How to pronounce sizable (audio)
variants or sizeable
: fairly large : considerable
a sizable donation
sizableness noun
sizably adverb

Examples of sizable in a Sentence

a sizable portion of the population He won by a sizable margin.
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Word History

First Known Use

1613, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sizable was in 1613

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“Sizable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sizable. Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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sizable

adjective
siz·​able
variants or sizeable
: fairly large : considerable
sizably adverb

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