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 In front of a sizable crowd, their discussion covered Bunch’s extraordinary efforts to get the museum built on the National Mall and the fascinating search for artifacts of slavery and segregation. Elaine Ayala,, "Ayala: The Alamo will be remade into a 21st-century monument to the Confederacy," 7 May 2020 Benny White, a 33-year-old Compton resident dressed in a faux white hazmat suit with goggles and a Trump 2020 hat, bounced around from corner to corner, often drawing a sizable crowd. Los Angeles Times, "Protesters slam California stay-at-home orders as ‘tyranny.’ But truth is more complex," 18 Apr. 2020 Navigate physics and psychology that comes with playing shows the same week to both a sizable festival crowd and some tiny bar? Matt Wake |, al, "A standout new Alabama album emerges amid the pandemic," 20 Mar. 2020 This past Saturday, under a soft drizzle, a sizable crowd gathered under tents near where the Hayes Store once stood. Thomas M. Boyd, WSJ, "The Road That Led to Rosa Parks," 3 Feb. 2020 Far away, a sizable crowd poured into Nationals Park for a watch party. Ben Walker, The Denver Post, "Nationals top Astros in Game 7 to win 1st World Series title," 30 Oct. 2019 The epic softball battle between city administrators and safety forces drew a sizable crowd, though wagering was kept to a healthy minimum. cleveland, "First ever Middleburg Heights Fall Fest proves popular," 20 Oct. 2019 And the sizable crowd in Rock Hill, which her campaign put at 1,400, was another sign of the palpable interest in her candidacy. Thomas Kaplan, New York Times, "Elizabeth Warren’s Big Challenge: Winning Black Voters," 6 Oct. 2019 Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana — at 37, the youngest candidate in the field — recently attracted a sizable crowd of more than 800 in Dover, a riverside town where Biden drew just a couple hundred attendees later that same day. NBC News, "Running in New Hampshire, Joe Biden is a familiar face in unfamiliar territory," 23 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of sizable

1613, in the meaning defined above

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“Sizable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jun. 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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