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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 Because case capacity is voluminous (82-grains water behind a 180-grain bullet,) this cartridge can really wring performance from the heavier, higher B.C. bullets. Ron Spomer, Outdoor Life, "Best Calibers For Africa Plains Game," 13 Jan. 2020 Hair chameleon Teyana Taylor donned a beautiful blond bob the grazed her shoulders, while singer Justine Skye brought the va-va-voom with voluminous curls. Jennifer Ford, Essence, "These Celebrities Stepped Into the New Year With Amazing Hair," 1 Jan. 2020 The supermodel, 53, also styled her hair in voluminous curls. Helen Murphy, PEOPLE.com, "Jessica Biel Dressed Up as Justin Timberlake in 'NSYNC for Halloween — See the Hilarious Photos," 26 Oct. 2019 Then, yesterday, Kaia closed the Givenchy couture show (a major honor in the fashion world) wearing a voluminous wedding gown with a dome-like veil trailing behind her. Sara Radin, refinery29.com, "Kaia Gerber’s Massive Givenchy Veil Is Destined To Be A Meme," 22 Jan. 2020 There was overwhelming, voluminous evidence that this young man suffers from a disability. Tatiana Sanchez, SFChronicle.com, "ICE, judges deny protections for disabled immigrants in custody, attorneys say," 20 Jan. 2020 She's done so many different, voluminous sleeve variations. Ingrid Schmidt, The Hollywood Reporter, "Power Puffed Sleeves Enjoying a Moment on the Red Carpet," 17 Jan. 2020 All of it eerily accurate, thanks to the new program’s use of Microsoft’s voluminous mapping data. Eric Adams, Wired, "Bing Maps Make the Revived Flight Simulator Eerily Realistic," 15 Dec. 2019 Instead, her hair is a fabulously voluminous mass of curls and waves. Marci Robin, Teen Vogue, "Ariana Grande Just Rocked Her Iconic Ponytail Without Extensions," 27 Nov. 2019

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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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11 Feb 2020

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“Voluminous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/voluminous. Accessed 26 Feb. 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


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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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