siz·​able | \ ˈsī-zə-bəl How to pronounce sizable (audio) \
variants: or sizeable

Definition of sizable

: fairly large : considerable a sizable donation

Other Words from sizable

sizableness noun
sizably \ ˈsī-​zə-​blē How to pronounce sizable (audio) \ adverb

Examples of sizable in a Sentence

a sizable portion of the population He won by a sizable margin.
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First Known Use of sizable

1613, in the meaning defined above

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“Sizable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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variants: or sizeable \ ˈsī-​zə-​bəl \

Kids Definition of sizable

: fairly large a sizable contribution

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