vo·​lu·​mi·​nous | \ və-ˈlü-mə-nəs How to pronounce voluminous (audio) \

Definition of voluminous

1a : having or marked by great volume or bulk : large long voluminous tresses also : full a voluminous skirt
b : numerous trying to keep track of voluminous slips of paper
2a : filling or capable of filling a large volume or several volumes a voluminous literature on the subject
b : writing or speaking much or at great length a voluminous correspondent
3 : consisting of many folds, coils, or convolutions : winding

Other Words from voluminous

voluminously adverb
voluminousness noun

Examples of voluminous in a Sentence

the building's high ceilings and voluminous spaces a writer of voluminous output
Recent Examples on the Web There's no better feeling than coming home from the salon with hair that feels soft, voluminous, and downright healthy. Jamie Wilson, Harper's BAZAAR, 28 July 2022 During New York Bridal Fashion Week this year, designers opted for voluminous and embellished gowns that featured long trains, dramatic veils, and tulle textiles that have become synonymous with the wedding industry. Frances Solá-santiago, refinery29.com, 17 July 2022 Blue Ivy was sporting an all-black ensemble with her natural hair in voluminous, bouncy curls that framed her face. Wisdom Iheanyichukwu, refinery29.com, 20 June 2022 Cruz wore natural makeup for the event and let her hair down in loose, voluminous waves. Rosa Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 14 June 2022 Another hair style for the books was Kaia Gerber’s voluminous long waves that stretched down to her waist, tamed near her temples by two subtle hair clips. Anna Haines, Forbes, 3 May 2022 Because the communal areas of the house are voluminous and plenteous, furniture and art choices needed to skew extra large. Charles Curkin, ELLE Decor, 13 July 2022 Oversized and voluminous silhouettes with puffed, balloon, or flounce sleeves will hang off the body just right to allow movement and ease, or grab a slinky tank shape, if that is more your vibe, that has a similar effect. Kristina Rutkowski, Vogue, 21 June 2022 By contrast, a 2019 Les Lavières was richer and more voluminous, intensely floral with flavors of darker fruits. New York Times, 16 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of voluminous

1611, in the meaning defined at sense 3

History and Etymology for voluminous

Late Latin voluminosus, from Latin volumin-, volumen

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“Voluminous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/voluminous. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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vo·​lu·​mi·​nous | \ və-ˈlü-mə-nəs How to pronounce voluminous (audio) \

Kids Definition of voluminous

1 : of great size or amount : large a voluminous stamp collection
2 : full entry 1 sense 5 a voluminous robe

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