Definition of voluminous
- trying to keep track of voluminous slips of paper
- a voluminous literature on the subject
- a voluminous correspondent
the building's high ceilings and voluminous spaces
a writer of voluminous output
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First Known Use: 1611See Words from the same year
diminutive, half-pint, infinitesimal, little-bitty, microscopic (also microscopical), mini, miniature, minuscule, minute, pint-size (or pint-sized), pocket-size (also pocket-sized), pygmy, teensy, teensy-weensy, teeny, teeny-weeny, tiny, wee;
astronomical (also astronomic), bumper, cavernous, colossal, cosmic (also cosmical), elephantine, enormous, galactic, gargantuan, gigantic, gross, herculean, heroic (also heroical), Himalayan, huge, humongous (also humungous), immense, jumbo, king-size (or king-sized), leviathan, major, mammoth, massive, monolithic, monstrous, monumental, mountainous, prodigious, staggering, stupendous, super, super-duper, supersized, titanic, tremendous, vast, vasty, walloping, whacking, whopping;
: very large : containing a lot of space
of clothing : using large amounts of fabric : very full
: having very many words or pages
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to speak or write verbosely and windily
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