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
A flame red heart made of silk ruffles adored the waist of a voluminous, layered black tulle bustier gown.
The dispute has divided Prince’s heirs and generated voluminous filings in the estate case before Eide.
NOW: The voluminous cookbook, which went through 17 editions in the 20th century, has become a classic.
Aside from his trips to North Korea, Rodman's post-basketball life can be distilled into a string of legal troubles, voluminous alcohol consumption and trading off B-list fame.
Swarovski wore a form-fitting red gown — also designed by Cinco — with a plunging neckline and voluminous train.
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That pilot recycling program proved difficult for several reasons, according to Chad Grecsek, Deerfield Beach's director of sustainable management, as foam is voluminous and vendors are slow to collect.
Grace Lyndsay, 76, has been wearing her hair in a voluminous updo for around 50 years.
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Origin and Etymology of voluminous
Late Latin voluminosus, from Latin volumin-, volumen
First Known Use: 1611See Words from the same year
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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