zil·​lion | \ ˈzil-yən How to pronounce zillion (audio) \

Definition of zillion

: an indeterminately large number zillions of mosquitoes

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zillionth \ ˈzil-​yən(t)th How to pronounce zillion (audio) \ adjective

Examples of zillion in a Sentence

I have a zillion chores to finish before we can leave.
Recent Examples on the Web And living in New York offers a zillion opportunities to observe, in fascination or repulsion, without actually having to interact. Sarah Larson, The New Yorker, 16 June 2021 But the plan has a zillion moving parts, powerful opponents and scary risk. Scott Ostler, San Francisco Chronicle, 23 May 2021 In the wake of people running Scourge a zillion times and still not getting Anarchy, Bungie eventually implemented bad luck protection for raid exotics like that, where your chance would go up with each clear. Paul Tassi, Forbes, 19 Mar. 2021 People who do talks like this, like me, get a zillion requests, all of that activity. Bernadette Bynoe, Scientific American, 19 Mar. 2021 Which is undoubtedly the reason Rodgers could make a dish a zillion times, still take some pleasure, and delight her audience. Sheryl Julian, BostonGlobe.com, 16 Mar. 2021 Clutching and de-clutching a zillion times in stop-and-roll traffic? Dan Neil, WSJ, 13 Mar. 2021 Even getting cursed out a zillion times (haha) was an indirect blessing. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, 25 Feb. 2021 Rook is a devout Christian who misses his wife and zillion children. oregonlive, 6 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of zillion

1934, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for zillion

z + -illion (as in million)

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The first known use of zillion was in 1934

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“Zillion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zillion. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of zillion

informal : a very large number


zil·​lion | \ ˈzil-yən How to pronounce zillion (audio) \

Kids Definition of zillion

: an extremely large number zillions of ants

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