siz·​able | \ ˈsī-zə-bəl How to pronounce sizable (audio) \
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 How to pronounce sizably (audio) \ adverb

Examples of sizable in a Sentence

a sizable portion of the population He won by a sizable margin.
Recent Examples on the Web The Rockets acquired a sizable contract with Westbrook, who joined Houston with four seasons and $171.1 million remaining on his deal. Jeff Zillgitt, USA TODAY, "Opinion: As Russell Westbrook returns to Oklahoma City, it's clear Thunder won the trade for Chris Paul," 9 Jan. 2020 That contributed to stock-market weakness earlier this week, including a brief drop in share prices early Wednesday morning, before a sizable rally materialized later in the day, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average finishing up about 160 points. Russ Wiles, azcentral, "How should you respond financially when turmoil makes headlines — by selling or yawning?," 8 Jan. 2020 The rules of the retirement game just saw a sizable overhaul in Congress, giving a nod to the reality that many Americans can't afford to quit working. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, "New retirement rules could help boost your savings: 5 things to know," 8 Jan. 2020 The mood among her caucus, and among a vocal and influential (though not necessarily sizable) portion of her party's base insisted that impeaching Trump should be her number-one priority. Matthew Walther, TheWeek, "The Democrats' impeachment limbo is their own fault," 7 Jan. 2020 The other worry is that officials aren’t sure who exactly owns a sizable swath of this debt. John Detrixhe, Quartz, "Risky corporate debt is piling up, out of sight from global regulators," 7 Jan. 2020 Investors placed a sizable wager on Advanced Micro Devices long before the chipmaker showed up in Las Vegas on Monday. Dan Gallagher, WSJ, "AMD Will Need to Keep Upping Its Game," 7 Jan. 2020 Edmonds statistics show two other competitors also had sizable sales compared to the Tundra — the Chevy Silverado and Dodge Ram. Randy Diamond,, "Toyota Tacoma sales set record in 2019, but Tundra stumbled," 6 Jan. 2020 Further Reading SpaceX adds five dozen more Starlink satellites to burgeoning constellation The potential reward for the company, however, is sizable. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "SpaceX is now the world’s largest satellite operator [Updated]," 6 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of sizable

1613, in the meaning defined above

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12 Jan 2020

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“Sizable.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 20 January 2020.

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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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