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 sizable (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 Although the state still has outstanding ballots to be counted, both Trump and Tillis’s leads appear to be sizable enough to secure the state for Republicans. Nick Martin, The New Republic, "The Power of the “Something Else” Vote," 6 Nov. 2020 Wheeler’s margin, in an otherwise tight race, was sizable. oregonlive, "Which Portland neighborhoods voted for Mayor Ted Wheeler and challenger Sarah Iannarone: interactive map," 5 Nov. 2020 While the fry may have been a little soft, the wings were sizable and the flavors balanced. Nick Kindelsperger,, "Craving: Chicago’s best wings — for football watching and election results obsessing," 2 Nov. 2020 Though small compared with international banks, Euro Pacific is sizable for a Puerto Rico I.F.E. Matthew Goldstein, New York Times, "Chasing Illicit Money, Global Officials Circle a Puerto Rican Firm," 19 Oct. 2020 On average, the state has traditionally paid about $250 in weekly unemployment benefits, so the extra federal income is sizable. Alex Demarban, Anchorage Daily News, "$300 boost to Alaska state unemployment payments to begin next week," 13 Oct. 2020 Developer Hillwood is adding to its already sizable holdings north of Fort Worth. Steve Brown, Dallas News, "Hillwood purchases former Schwab offices north of Fort Worth," 28 Jan. 2021 Nike’s already sizable e-commerce business grew more than 80% year over year for the third straight quarter. Phil Wahba, Fortune, "Nike stock hits an all-time high as e-commerce powers through the pandemic," 21 Dec. 2020 Monday’s tally of infections marked a particularly sizable jump from any other previous daily tally. Luke Money, Los Angeles Times, "‘Thanksgiving bump’ sends California to record 35,400 coronavirus cases, 219 deaths," 8 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of sizable

1613, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sizable was in 1613

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23 Feb 2021

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“Sizable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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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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