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

Definition of zillion

: an indeterminately large number zillions of mosquitoes

Other Words from zillion

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 There are at least a dozen different ways to do cat makeup for Halloween, and this stencil makes any look about a zillion times easier. Lindy Segal, Harper's BAZAAR, 28 July 2022 Clear hair ties can come in handy for approximately one zillion reasons. Lindy Segal, Harper's BAZAAR, 14 July 2022 Maggie Smith's performance as the Dowager Countess of Grantham is nothing short of iconic, and has rightfully inspired a zillion GIFs. Amy Mackelden, ELLE, 30 June 2022 And the concept is quite provocative, since Demna has been such a keystone of the hype machine, with his Triple S sneakers and zillion-layer jackets and LOL-ish T-shirts. Rachel Tashjian, Harper's BAZAAR, 23 May 2022 Despite being late to the zillion-step regimens popularized by Korean skin care brands, Ms. Kardashian is hawking a lengthy routine. New York Times, 1 June 2022 That's hardly worth mentioning, since a zillion people do the same thing every year about this time. Nickie Mcwhirter, Detroit Free Press, 28 May 2022 There are a zillion how-to-grow this or that articles and even more what-you-should-do in order to succeed stuff. Jeff Lowenfels, Anchorage Daily News, 5 May 2022 Jordan Spieth, who like Scheffler won a zillion junior events in Texas, ascended the throne in 2015 for 26 weeks. Mark Zeigler, San Diego Union-Tribune, 10 Apr. 2022 See More

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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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“Zillion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zillion. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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

Kids Definition of zillion

: an extremely large number zillions of ants

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