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 zillionth (audio) \ adjective

Examples of zillion in a Sentence

I have a zillion chores to finish before we can leave.
Recent Examples on the Web There's also no zillion-speed automatic that can't settle on a gear. Tony Quiroga, Car and Driver, "Mazda CX-30 Channels the Mazda 3 to Good Effect," 24 Feb. 2020 In March and April, in the vicinity of the bridge, there can be zillions of migratory ladybugs. Tom Stienstra, SFChronicle.com, "Feather Falls: California’s world-class hike no one knows about," 12 Feb. 2020 In even better visual news, the film's battle sequences pare down the usual open-sky, zillions-of-lasers paradigm that Marvel Cinematic Universe films have beaten us over the head with for the past five years or so. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Dark Phoenix isn’t an epic X-Men conclusion—but it’s a darned good teen flick," 7 June 2019 These days, there are a zillion apps for self-care. Love Letters.com, "When will I stop being a work in progress?," 28 Oct. 2019 Finn said the artist had the basic image transferred to canvas through a digital process, and then painted by assistants according to his instructions with zillions of precise brushstrokes. Steven Litt, cleveland, "MOCA Cleveland’s ‘Invisible Cities’ exhibit highlights powerful art of Chinese ‘trickster mixer-upper’ Liu Wei," 6 Oct. 2019 There are a zillion fantastic destinations to visit in Italy, but Tuscany is a primo place to unplug in a beautiful setting. Sally Holmes, Marie Claire, "The Agenda: What to Do and How to Pack for a Vacation in Tuscany," 1 Aug. 2019 And that kind of organic quest breadcrumbing, from one bustling-city citizen to the next, could prove a lot more interesting than the usual Ubisoft mode of zillions of fetch quests. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Watch Dogs Legion gameplay premiere: Taking the “N” out of “NPC”," 10 June 2019 There must be a zillion already: Slang Hamlet, First Folio Hamlet, Compressed Hamlet, No Fear Hamlet. Jason Lutes, The New York Review of Books, "Sarah Boxer," 7 Mar. 2019

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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 13 Jul. 2020.

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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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