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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

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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 Ben Herren were assigned the case in 1996, spending a year poring through voluminous case files and then interviewing more than 800 people. Carol Robinson | Crobinson@al.com, al, "16th Street Baptist Church bomber Thomas Blanton dies in prison," 26 June 2020 Those incidents, and plenty more that came to light over the last several days, are too specific and too voluminous to ignore. Dan Wolken, USA TODAY, "Opinion: As accusations from players pile up, Kirk Ferentz appears ill-equipped to push for change," 9 June 2020 Akoya pearls form a chic 18-inch strand that hits at the base of the collarbone and pairs perfectly with summer’s silk skirts and voluminous blouses. Krystin Arneson, CNN Underscored, "The best deals on clothing, shoes and more from Amazon Canada’s Big Style Sale," 22 June 2020 Just as notably, the President did not offer a convincing rebuttal, or much of any denial at all, about Bolton’s allegations, which go well beyond what previous insider tell-alls have already put on the voluminous public record about Trump. Susan B. Glasser, The New Yorker, "John Bolton’s Epic Score-Settling," 18 June 2020 Those are some of the details from the NBA’s voluminous manual of health and safety protocols that will govern life in the bubble—a 113-page document sent to teams on Tuesday informing them what to expect from one of the wildest... Ben Cohen, WSJ, "The Rules of the NBA’s Disney Bubble," 17 June 2020 For some, voluminous lashes and bold shadow just won't cut it. Christina Oehler, Health.com, "Dramatic Eye Makeup Is the Beauty Solution to Wearing a Face Mask This Summer," 13 June 2020 Biscuit production is a voluminous business that begins with raw material and ends at a retail sales point. Alia Allana, The Atlantic, "One Biscuit, a Billion Stories," 13 June 2020 Mueller's voluminous report also outlined several instances of possible obstruction of justice by Trump during the course of the Russia investigation. Kristine Phillips, USA TODAY, "DOJ signals it will release a less-redacted version of Mueller report concerning Roger Stone," 12 June 2020

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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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The first known use of voluminous was in 1611

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10 Jul 2020

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“Voluminous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/voluminous. Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of voluminous

: very large : containing a lot of space
of clothing : using large amounts of fabric : very full
: having very many words or pages


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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