Definition of voluminous
2a : filling or capable of filling a large volume or several volumes a voluminous literature on the subjectb : writing or speaking much or at great length a voluminous correspondent
3 : consisting of many folds, coils, or convolutions : winding
Examples of voluminous in a Sentence
the building's high ceilings and voluminous spaces
a writer of voluminous output
Recent Examples of voluminous from the Web
Grace Lyndsay, 76, has been wearing her hair in a voluminous updo for around 50 years.
Diane Kruger’s backless gown featured wedding-cake tiers; Elle Fanning’s dress was covered in feathery flowers; and Aishwarya Rai’s voluminous ballgown deserved its own red carpet — or, at least, its own seat on the plane.
Trump administration officials contend that G7 bureaucrats have developed a vexing habit over the years of adopting lengthy communiques with voluminous annexes that don't conform with the president's vision.
Few would accuse those who wear L.A.-to-Paris designer Rick Owens of being timid with their fashion choices, and this voluminous, apron-like jumpsuit makes that case.
Finally, a fourth mechanism producing pyroclastic flows was discovered during an episode of lava fountaining and emission of voluminous, fast-moving lava flows from the Southeast Crater on 29 March 2007.
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Origin and Etymology of voluminous
Late Latin voluminosus, from Latin volumin-, volumen
First Known Use: 1611
VOLUMINOUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of voluminous for English Language Learners
: very large : containing a lot of space
of clothing : using large amounts of fabric : very full
: having very many words or pages
VOLUMINOUS Defined for Kids
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