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 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 Now there are about a zillion pro–female fuzz memes circulating on Tumblr, and the question implied in all of them seems to be: Why, exactly, are women supposed to be perpetually smooth and stubble-free? Maya Singer, Vogue, "To Shave, or Not to Shave? How a New Generation of Women Are Embracing Body Hair," 10 Dec. 2018 And the zone was one fans have played through a zillion times. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Pokemon Let’s Go: Well, I guess my adult ass is going to collect them all," 16 Nov. 2018 Yeah, because for every startup that’s not successful there’s a zillion that aren’t. Eric Johnson, Recode, "Making things is now a global movement. But is the U.S. making enough?," 27 Aug. 2018 But with the magic of the internet, there's a zillion rabbit holes to go down and happy new sites to discover. Kaitlin Menza, Marie Claire, "8 Totally Free Pick-Me-Ups Our Editors Swear By," 19 July 2017

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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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12 Nov 2019

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The first known use of zillion was in 1934

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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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