siz·​able | \ ˈsī-zə-bəl \
variants: or sizeable

Definition of sizable

: fairly large : considerable a sizable donation

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Other Words from sizable

sizableness noun
sizably \ ˈsī-​zə-​blē \ adverb

Examples of sizable in a Sentence

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

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The signs are that smokers are already switching to e-cigarettes in sizable numbers. Carol Ryan, WSJ, "Marijuana Won’t Keep Marlboro Man Buzzing," 7 Dec. 2018 Galleries are scattered around the city, although a sizable number of contemporary shops are in the Minato neighborhood. The Seattle Times, "From ancient to post-modern: Get art smart in Tokyo," 22 Oct. 2018 Upon arriving in Paris, Ellery’s first purchase was a turntable and a set of handmade 1970s speakers for her sizable collection of vinyl records. New York Times, "How to Host a Dinner Party, and Also Enjoy It. Really.," 5 July 2018 Hollywood has a sizable collection of Tony Gwynn memorabilia, with items that represent beloved No. Michele Parente,, "What you need to know about the 10 San Diego-area casinos," 29 Apr. 2018 The 54-year-old actor unloaded his sizable collection of over 200 items — including movie mementos, clothing, artwork, watches, furniture and guitars — while live-streaming the auction on his Facebook page. Ale Russian,, "Why John Oliver Bought a Jockstrap Worn By Russell Crowe for $7,000," 16 Apr. 2018 Storm chasers recorded footage of storm surge causing serious damage to beachfront homes on the barrier Islands of North Carolina Other videos captured the already sizable flooding in parts of North Carolina. Megan Friedman, Popular Mechanics, "Dramatic Videos Show Hurricane Florence Starting to Hit North Carolina," 13 Sep. 2018 Finding a balance between those poles may be politically contentious within SAG-AFTRA, where older members in particular mourn the decline of once-sizable rerun fees. Jonathan Handel, The Hollywood Reporter, "SAG-AFTRA Netcode Contract Negotiations Begin," 1 June 2018 This is all the more notable as, for a fairly sizable chunk of the film, the tree branch she’s been impaled upon is sticking out of her stomach. Bill Goodykoontz, azcentral, "In blood-soaked 'Revenge,' a rape victim turns the tables," 10 May 2018

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First Known Use of sizable

1613, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of sizable

: fairly large


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

Kids Definition of sizable

: fairly large a sizable contribution

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