supergiant

noun
su·​per·​gi·​ant | \ ˈsü-pər-ˌjī-ənt How to pronounce supergiant (audio) \

Definition of supergiant

: something that is extremely large especially : a star of very great intrinsic luminosity and enormous size

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Other Words from supergiant

supergiant adjective

Examples of supergiant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Betelgeuse is a red supergiant star far larger than our sun, Dupree said, and is rapidly losing material. BostonGlobe.com, 17 June 2021 The following month Univision acquired Grupo Televisa’s content and media assets, which were valued at $4.8 billion, in a move to create a Spanish-language supergiant as competition ramps up. Los Angeles Times, 13 June 2021 For insomniacs or predawn risers, the moon and the red supergiant star Antares pair up for a sight to see in the southern sky. Washington Post, 4 Mar. 2021 Last month, Univision acquired Grupo Televisa’s content and media assets, which were valued at $4.8 billion, in a move to create a Spanish-language supergiant as competition ramps up. Ryan Faughnder, Los Angeles Times, 4 May 2021 Bright orange supergiant star Aldebaran will lurk on the Moon’s left-hand side. Jamie Carter, Forbes, 11 Apr. 2021 One of the brightest, biggest and best orange supergiant stars is Aldebaran, the brightest star in the constellation of Taurus, the bull. Jamie Carter, Forbes, 16 Mar. 2021 Betelgeuse is a nearby, aging red supergiant star in the Orion constellation about 725 light-years away. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 14 Aug. 2020 And that would make sense, Betelgeuse is pretty old for a red supergiant, which burn out more quickly than our star. Jennifer Leman, Popular Mechanics, 21 July 2020

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First Known Use of supergiant

1926, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of supergiant was in 1926

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25 Jun 2021

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“Supergiant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/supergiant. Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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