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.

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Brown will live up to the first year of his sizable contract with his seventh straight season of 100-plus catches and 1,000-plus receiving yards. Matt Kawahara,, "Raiders’ predictions: Brown and Jacobs produce, but a quiet farewell to Oakland," 23 July 2019 Gasol and Ibaka won’t land sizable contracts in free agency, and a return to Toronto doesn’t vault the Raptors back into the conversation for the East crown. Michael Shapiro,, "How Will the Raptors Pivot Following Kawhi Leonard’s Departure?," 17 July 2019 Following reports of overcrowding and unsanitary conditions, Clean the World, an Orlando, Fla., organization that recycles soap and distributes it to those in need, is maneuvering to make a sizable donation. Nara Schoenberg,, "What’s so great about soap? It saves lives, says leader of aid organization that’s trying to deliver 500,000 bars to migrant detention centers," 3 July 2019 The Heat’s inability to dump sizable contracts so far this summer not only has left Miami with little flexibility this year but also has diminished its chances of achieving cap space next summer. Barry Jackson, miamiherald, "Here's how and when the Heat can be a free agent player again, and what Miami is trying to do about it," 10 July 2018 That worked for players such as Matthew Dellavedova and Greg Monroe, who both took qualifying offers before getting sizable contracts from the Bucks. Matt Velazquez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "As the summer league starts, one piece of the Bucks' puzzle remains unsolved," 5 July 2018 The adopted budget also included more than $21 million of cuts from the previous year’s budget, which Snow said came from not filling currently empty positions and negotiating sizable utility contracts and software licenses. Jane Stueckemann, Houston Chronicle, "Cy-Fair ISD sets its 2018-19 budget at $931 million," 15 June 2018 Odor also has a sizable contract that Kiner-Falefa doesn't have, and the Rangers are stuck with it. Jeff Wilson, star-telegram, "Rangers Reaction: Kiner-Falefa's debut has been fun, but he won't unseat Odor | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 25 Apr. 2018 Former 50-goal scorer Corey Perry has failed to live up to his sizable contract over the last two seasons, with fewer than 20 goals in each of those campaigns. Mike Coppinger,, "Ducks enter the offseason looking to adjust to NHL's evolving game," 22 Apr. 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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